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How do agribusinesses thrive through complexity? The pivotal role of e-commerce capability and business agility

Abstract : The recent COVID-19 pandemic has clearly shown how agricultural foods and e-commerce initiatives are critical for many organizations, regions, and countries worldwide. Despite this vital importance, prior IS research on the business value of IT has not paid enough attention to the potential specificities of the agribusinesses. This study examines the impact of e-commerce capability on business agility in agribusinesses. Using a sample of Chinese agriculture firms, we find that: 1) The e-commerce capability of agribusinesses enables two types of business agility: market capitalizing agility and operational adjustment agility, and 2) while environmental complexity positively moderates the effects of e-commerce capability on the market capitalizing agility and operational adjustment agility, environmental dynamism does not. This study contributes to the IS research on the business value of IT by providing an eloquent theoretical explanation and empirical evidence on how e-commerce capability help agricultural firms to thrive through complexity by enabling market capitalizing agility (strategic focus) and operational adjustment agility (operational focus).
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Jiabao Lin, Lei Li, Xin (robert) Luo, Jose Benitez. How do agribusinesses thrive through complexity? The pivotal role of e-commerce capability and business agility. Decision Support Systems, Elsevier, 2020, 135, pp.113342. ⟨10.1016/j.dss.2020.113342⟩. ⟨hal-03004357⟩

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