Rui Bi

Rui Bi
Charles Sturt University · School of Management and Marketing

BSc, MBIT, PhD

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February 2007 - May 2012
RMIT University
Position
  • Research Associate, Associate Lecturer

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Publications (20)
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This research explores how top management participation and three types of IT capability enable SMEs' competitive process alignment and flexibility capabilities. Our research hypotheses are tested using data from 310 Australian SMEs. Results show that top management participation and external IT linkage capability positively affect both process ali...
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This paper tests a theoretical model to evaluate e-business capability and value in the fast growth small-to-medium enterprise (SME) context. We propose that e-business value depends on how fast growth SMEs deploy IT resources, strategic planning, culture, and business partnerships to develop e-business capability and business process competence wh...
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Information technology (IT) is regarded as a facilitator for both small and large firms to speed up transactions between firms and their suppliers and customers, achieve real-time communication, lower transaction costs, and enhance speed and flexibility. However, understanding whether and how IT helps small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) to create bu...
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Organizations have increasingly invested money in information technology (IT) in order to improve their agility. It is generally believed that organizations with greater IT investment tend to be more agile to response to environmental changes. However, the issue of whether IT is an enabler or impeder of organizational agility still remains unresolv...
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This research investigates the role of market orientation (MO) and supply chain capabilities in Australian fast-growth family SMEs (FGFSMEs). Two research questions are addressed: i) how does MO affect supply chain capabilities (i.e., information exchange, inter-firm activity integration, inter-firm coordination & supply chain responsiveness)?; and...
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While competitive inter-firm processes have been playing a significant role in achieving business advantages, there is a dearth of research examining their antecedents and outcomes. In this research, we examine how competitive process capabilities which include process alignment and process flexibility impact firm performance. Drawing upon the reso...
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Small-to-medium firms on a fast-growth trajectory experience a variety of pressures from both internal and external sources. The effect business coaching has on entrepreneurs’ self-confidence and ultimately firm growth, has rarely been studied. This study reports on the findings from 200 entrepreneurs, representing two cohorts from fast-growth firm...
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This paper develops an integrative research model of drivers of e-business capability and e-business value. Technology-organization-environment (TOE) framework, resource-based view (RBV), and dynamic capability (DC) theories underpin this research. Unlike traditional studies focusing on technology adoption, we concentrate on post-adoption of e-busi...
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While e-business has been playing an increasingly role in facilitating firms to conduct businesses, there is a dearth of research examing the antecedcents and outcomes of e-business use in the entrepreneurial small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs). Drawing upon the technology-organization environment (TOE) framework and resource-based view (RBV) of the...
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Information Technology (IT) is regarded as a facilitator for both small and large firms to speed up transactions between firms and their suppliers and customers, achieve real-time communication, lower transaction costs, and enhance speed and flexibility. However, understanding whether and how IT can help firms to create business value still remains...
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Owing to limited resources available to small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) to take advantage of technologies, IT is regarded as less important to SMEs compared with larger firms. Understanding whether and how IT helps SMEs to achieve business advantage still remains unclear. Drawing upon the resource-based view theory, the information systems (IS)...
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The much publicized potential benefits of information technology (IT) have given rise to an increased use of IT in supply chain management in recent years. However, the impact of IT investment on firm performance remains unresolved. Drawing on the tenets of resource-based view and supply chain management literature, we propose that IT-supported sup...
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Most studies on information technology (IT) capability have drawn their conceptualization from the tenets of resource-based view (RBV). Though path dependence is central to the concept of RBV, very few studies have examined the developmental paths of IT capabilities, which are typically treated as first-order constructs with their effects on firm p...

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