De l’intégration interne du système d’information à l’intégration du système d’information de la chaîne logistique

Frantz Rowe, François-Charles Wolff, François de Corbière


The paper aims at testing if there exists a relationship between internal IS integration and external IS integration. The analysis is based on the literature that links internal and external integration and proposes a set of contingency variables. Contrary to operational research literature, Venkatraman’s scheme of evolutionary stages emphasizes a disconnect between internal and external. Using data from the COI-TIC survey, synthetic indicators of intrafunctional IS integration and supply chain IS integration are built and their explanatory factors are analyzed on a sample of 9721 firms. Among technologies used internally, ERP have the greatest influence on intrafunctional IS integration and are the best predictor of supply chain IS integration. Economic sectors show discrepancies between intrafunctional and external IS integration.


Intrafunctional IS integration, external IS integration, ERP, correlation and causality, contingency variables, supply chain

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