Computer Science
Langer and Bourgeois Productivity Paradox Questions

Question Description

I’m trying to learn for my Computer Science class and I’m stuck. Can you help?

Part1

From Bourgeois(Information Systems for Business and Beyond)

Chapter 7 – study questions 1-10 & Exercise 2 in chapter 7

Chapter 8- study questions 1-10 & Exercise 2 in chapter 7

part2

From Langer (Information Technology and Organizational Learning)

Chapter 6 – Write at least one page in length for Review the section on knowledge creation, culture, and strategy. Explain how balance scorecards impact knowledge creation, culture, and strategy. Why are these important concepts to understand within an organization?

Reference Source

Bourgeous, D., Smith, J., Wang. S., Mortati, J. (2019). Information Systems for Business and Beyond. https://opentextbook.site/informationsystems2019/

Langer, A. M. (2018). Information Technology and Organizational Learning. 3rd edition. Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. ISBN: 978-1-138-23858-9

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Chapter 7
Q1
Productivity paradox
productivity paradox refers to the contribution of information technology to the
productivity of a business. The productivity paradox is a significant economic measure of the
contribution of technology to business growth. Top officials in an organization use the term to
question and evaluate the benefits realized from investments made in computers and
technologies.
Q2
Summary of Carr's argument in ''Does It Matter."
Carr’s views on does it matter are that the development of information technology to
ubiquitous has made technology less of a differentiator and more of a commodity. Because
products that have the same features are considered as commodities, Carr provides that
information technology is also the same concerning the value derived from its usage. He also
says that information technology is a commodity and should be managed like any other
commodity.
Q3
Differences in Brynjolfsson and McAfee studies
The difference is in competitive advantage. The Brynjolfsson and McAfee studies
support the development of competitive advantage under the given conditions. However, their
studies are the same from the previous such that the use of information technology alone cannot
create a competitive advantage.

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Q4
Meaning of competitive advantage
Competitive advantage is defined concerning its rivals. If a company can sustain profits
exceeding the company's average levels, then it is competitively advantaged. Cost advantage and
differential advantage methods are used to obtain a competitive advantage.
Q5
Primary activities and support activities of the value chain
Primary activities are functions that impact the creation of a product or a service. Adding
value that is more than the cost of the activity is the main objective of these activities
(Bourgeous, 2019). Examples are inbound logistics, operations, outbound logistics, and sales
marketing. Support activities facilitate the actions of primary activities. They are the indirect
costs of the organizations. Examples are firm infrastructure, human resource management.
Technology development and procurement.
Q6
The overall impact of the internet on industry pro...

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