Strategic Application and Adoption of Information Systems: Case Studies of Korean Companies

  • Received : 2012.11.16
  • Accepted : 2012.11.20
  • Published : 2012.12.30


Korea has shown a tremendous leap in economic development in a short span of time, and the world is watching Korea's economy with keen interest. Development of industries that are implementing information systems (IS) has played a role in leading economic growth in Korea. Because of the success of Korean firms, the creation of case studies for implementing IS in Korean firms was attempted. Despite the many case studies, analysis of the motivations and results, for implementing IS as a firm's strategic purpose, was rarely conducted. Therefore, this paper investigates some Korean firms' cases studies in order to show the best practice example of implementing and adopting IS strategically. Nine cases of Korean firms' strategic use of IS were analyzed in various industry fields. Each case consists of the following four categories: company overview, background implementing IS, adoption of IS for strategic purpose, and the results of implementing IS. In order to help various companies to take an action with their IS implementation and its strategic use, implications from the cases are summarized to show how Korean firms strategically introduced IS for solving particular problems that they had faced.


Information Systems;Information Technology;Strategic Application;Strategic Adoption;Korean Companies


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