South African Journal of Industrial Engineering
versión On-line ISSN 2224-7890
versión impresa ISSN 1012-277X
CHUNG, Y.C. et al. The correlation between business strategy, information technology, organisational culture, implementation of CRM, and business performance in a high-tech industry. S. Afr. J. Ind. Eng. [online]. 2012, vol.23, n.2, pp.1-15. ISSN 2224-7890.
This paper studies the high-tech industry, probing the correlation between type of business strategy, use of information technology, type of organisational culture, implementation level of customer relationship management (CRM) activities, and business performance. Results show that the better the implementation of CRM activities, the stronger and more positive is its influence on business performance. To enhance business performance, it is necessary to strengthen the differentiation strategy, the use of information technology, and the implementation of CRM activities; to integrate the characteristics of the four cultural types into the competing values framework; and to enhance the implementation under these four cultural types.