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Interorganizational IT Capability in China: Exploring the Differences Between State-Owned and Non-State-Owned Enterprises

  • Jin-Nan Wu
  • Lin Liu
  • Nianxin Wang
  • Zhining Wang
Conference paper


Economic reform in China and the opening of the country to foreign investment have given rise to a private sector comprising foreign-owned and private domestic enterprises alongside a shrinking state sector. These changes have spawned a corresponding variation in interorganizational IT capability. Current study identifies four common dimensions of nterorganizational IT capability in Chinese context. Then, the theoretical constructs of interorganizational IT capability are validated through empirical data from 106 traditional Chinese enterprises. It also shows that the interorganizational IT capability varies between state-owned enterprises and non-state-owned enterprises.


Interorganizational IT capability Dimension Chinese context Ownership structure State-owned 



The authors wish to express their appreciation to the National Natural Science Foundation of China (71101065 and 70971056), the Anhui Provincial Natural Science Foundation (1208085QG128), the Anhui Provincial Key Research Base of Humanity & Society Science Important Foundation (SK2012A155), the Chinese Education Ministry Foundation of Humanities and Social Sciences for Young Scholar (10YJC630242 and 11YJC630218), and Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (JGJ 110761), for their financial support to this project.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jin-Nan Wu
    • 1
  • Lin Liu
    • 2
  • Nianxin Wang
    • 3
  • Zhining Wang
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Business AdministrationAnhui University of TechnologyAnhuiChina
  2. 2.Department of Industrial EngineeringAnhui University of TechnologyAnhuiChina
  3. 3.Department of Information ManagementJiangsu University of Science and TechnologyZhenjiangChina
  4. 4.Department of Human Resource ManagementChina University of Mining and TechnologyXuzhouChina

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