Impacts of Information systems in business performance

Topics: Strategic management, Strategic planning, Business Pages: 132 (27074 words) Published: May 31, 2014


Abstract
This research primarily aims at investigating the impact of information technology in business strategies and in particular it will critically analyze the impact of PROPHIX software which is an IT application that has been integrated into the business strategy of YO! SUSHI restaurant. In order to enhance the reader’s understanding of the topic of discussion, the paper will elaborate more on business strategies in-conjunction with information technology. Secondly it will also explore the YO! SUSHI restaurant and how it has employed the use of PROPHIX software to gain a competitive advantage in Britain’s restaurant industry. In the conclusion the research is expected to assert that YO! SUSHI restaurant has gained a competitive advantage since it implemented information technology i.e. PROPHIX software in its business strategy.

Acknowledgements
Many thanks to those individuals and institutions that made my research a success, more in particular I would like to thank my supervisor for the necessary support and consultations he accorded me, many thanks also goes to the YO! SUSHI Group of restaurant and other players in the United Kingdom’s restaurant industry, and their staff who accorded me a conducive environment to carry out the research within their premises. My family members here can’t go unnoticed for the financial support they accorded to make sure my work is a success. My fellow college mates also did recommendable job with the important ideas and information shared across the divide making my research easier and of good content, thanks be to them.

I have to acknowledge the authors in the field of strategic management and information technology whose materials formed a major content of my work due to some vital ideas I borrowed from the same, finally my sincere thanks goes to the whole college fraternity including the library staff who accorded a perfect environment and access to the books in the library so as to gain some information regarding my research, may they be blessed.

Table of Content

Chapter One
1.0 Executive summary……………………………………………………………………..…..7 1.1 Background of the study……………………………………………………………9 1.2 Aims and objective of the study………………………………………………….12 1.3 Theoretical background of YO! Sushi restaurant chain………………………..13 1.4 Layout of the study……………………………………………………………...…14

Chapter Two
2.0 Literature review…………………………………………………………………………...16 2.1 Review of literature on information technology…………………………….…..16 2.1.1 The PROPHIX software………………………………………..……..18 2.2 Strategic management process……………………………………………….…19 2.3 Strategic management and organization performance………………………..20 2.4 Strategic objective and information technology……………………………...…21 2.5 The Environment-Values Resources (E-V-R) congruence model……………23 2.6 Information technology strategy……………………………………………...…..24

Chapter Three
3.0 Research methodology…………………………………………………………..……….27 3.1 Introduction……………………………………………………………………...….27 3.2 Research Philosophy……………………………………………………………...28 3.3 Research approaches………………………………………………………..……28 3.4 Primary research………………………………………………………………..…29 3.5 Secondary research……………………………………………………………….29 3.6 Research methods………………………………………………………………...29

Chapter Four
4.0 Data collection………………………………………………………………………..……32 4.1 Research instruments………………………………………………………….….32 4.1.1 Questionnaires…………………………………………………………32 4.1.2 Interviews……………………………………………………………….33 4.1.3 Research participants…………………………………………………34 4.1.4 Research questions…………………………………………………...35 4.2 Methods of data analysis and presentation of data…………………………....38 4.3 Communication plan and time frame for the research ………………………..38 4.4 Validity and reliability of results…………………………………………….…….39 4.5 Ethical consideration………………………………………………………....……39 4.6...

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