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Resource management in big data initiatives: Processes and dynamic capabilities

Braganza, Ashley and Brooks, Laurence and Nepelski, Daniel and Ali, Maged and Moro, Russ (2017) 'Resource management in big data initiatives: Processes and dynamic capabilities.' Journal of Business Research, 70. 328 - 337. ISSN 0148-2963

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Effective management of organizational resources in big data initiatives is of growing importance. Although academic and popular literatures contain many examples of big data initiatives, very few are repeated in the same organization. This suggests either big data delivers benefits once only per organization or senior managers are reluctant to commit resources to big data on a sustained basis. This paper makes three contributions to the Special Issue's theme of enhancing organizational resource management. One is to establish an archetype business process for big data initiatives. The second contribution directs attention to creating a dynamic capability with big data initiatives. The third identifies drawbacks of resource based theory (RBT) and it's underpinning assumptions in the context of big data. The paper discusses lessons learnt and draws out implications for practice and business research. The paper's intellectual and practical contributions are based on an in-depth case study of the European ICT Poles of Excellence (EIPE) big data initiative and evidence from the extant literature.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Big data, Resource based theory, Dynamic capabilities, Business processes, European Poles Of Excellence
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2018 10:10
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2018 10:10

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