Realizing Value from Business Analytics Platforms: The Effects of Agility of the Resource Allocation Process

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Meeting / Conference
Katrina Craven
College of Business

The W. Max Finley Chair in Business, Free Enterprise & Capitalism Seminar: Realizing Value 
You're invited to join us for The W. Max Finley Chair in Business, Free Enterprise and Capitalism Seminar Series: Realizing Value from Business Analytics Platforms - The Effects of Agility of the Resource Allocation Process. This seminar is presented by Rajeev Sharma, Ph.D., Prof. and Assoc. Dean of Strategic Projects, Waikato Management School, University of Waikato, New Zealand.

Enjoy lunch and a presentation by Dr. Sharma on Tuesday, April 17 in the second W. Max Finley Chair Seminar Series of the 2017-18 academic year. This seminar and lunch are provided free of charge. Space is limited, so please RSVP below.

About the Event

Few organizations have been able to realize value from their investments in business analytics (BA). This could be due to an inadequate understanding of the pattern of investments required to realize value from BA. Specifically, we propose that BA requires an upfront investment of infrastructure capital to build a mature platform, followed by multiple investments of innovation capital to create value through competitive actions informed by analytics-enabled insights.

Drawing on dynamic capabilities and digital options literatures, we develop a model in which the effect of investments in maturity of the BA platform on organizational value is moderated by the agility of the process allocating resources for innovation, and by the efforts expended by line managers to search for insights. The research model is tested on data collected from a survey of line managers. The findings support the proposed model. Implications for organizations relying on innovation to improve performance are discussed.

About the Speaker

Dr. Rajeev Sharma currently serves as Professor and Associate Dean of Strategic Projects at the Waikato Management School, at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Previously, he has served as the Head of the School of Information Systems and Technology at the University of Wollongong. Rajeev's expertise is in the areas of business analytics, management of IT, organizational performance and successful implementation of strategic projects.

Rajeev has published extensively in top research journals in the areas of IT management, project management and business analytics. He currently serves or has served on the Editorial Boards of top international journals, including MIS Quarterly, Journal of Information Technology, and Journal of Strategic Information Systems. He has attracted over $2 million in research funding. Rajeev has held faculty positions at the University of New South Wales, University of Oklahoma, University of Melbourne, University of Wollongong, and University of Technology Sydney. Rajeev is an alumnus of the University of Delhi, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore and earned his Ph.D. from the University of New South Wales. 

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