Fadia Bahri Korbi


Previous research in inter-organizational information systems (IOIS) is usually organized around three themes: adoption of IOIS, its impact on governing economic transactions, and its organizational consequences (Robey et al., 2008). This article aims to study the factors affecting a specific type of IOIS adoption, the one, within asymmetric strategic alliances. Drawing on qualitative research involving ten cases of asymmetric alliances between Tunisian and European companies, the present study develops a set of testable propositions that sheds light on factors affecting the adoption of IOIS within asymmetric alliances. These mainly refer to the asymmetric alliance as well as a set of technological, organizational and environmental factors.


Inter-organizational information system; Adoption decision; Strategic alliance; Asymmetry; Qualitative research.

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