Information Systems Adoption and Business Productivity

Applications of information systems in the past twenty years have significantly changed the internal operations and strategic competition in business. This is true not only for the developed countries but also for the developing countries in the Asia Pacific Area. Therefore, it is important for the information systems community to examine how the adoption of information systems enhances business performance. This is particular useful when we see a second wave of e-business movement, in which more and more companies that have survived the dotcom bubble are making profit. For example, the stock price of is higher than $100 and the stock price of have risen from 60 cents to higher than $30 in Nasdaq. It would be interesting to examine whether this reflects a second opportunity for information systems community and what are the contributions of information technology toward productivity in the fastest growing city in China and the pearl of the East -- Shanghai.

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