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Wealth creation from information technology investments using the EVA®

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Lee Yao, S Sutton, S Chan
EVA® has recently been touted by the business press, analysts and researchers as the best method for assessing firm performance. EVA® focuses on maximization of incremental income above capital costs while adjusting for accounting items frequently used to manage earnings. In the current study, EVA® is used to assess differences in firm performance as related to IT investment in order to add clarity to conflicting results in the extant research. Our study focuses on manufacturing firms during 1998-2000 when there was widespread adoption of factory automation, enterprise resource planning and advanced production scheduling systems. Consistent with several earlier studies, results in the sample firms were inconsistent when applying traditional accounting measures (i.e. IT investment was not correlated with increases in ROI and ROA but was correlated with ROE and ROS). However, a significant relationship exists between IT investment and EVA®, indicating increased IT investment was associated with increased wealth creation.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

50

Issue

2

Start Page

42

End Page

48

Number of Pages

7

ISSN

0887-4417

Location

Stillwater, OK

Publisher

International Association of Computer Information Systems

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Loyola University (New Orleans, La.); Not affiliated to a Research Institute; University of Central Florida; University of Melbourne; Washington State University;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Journal of computer information systems.