Big data analytics capability and decision making performance in emerging market firms: The role of Contractual and Relational Governance Mechanisms

Saqib Shamim* (Corresponding Author), Jing Zeng, Zaheer Khan, Najam Ul Zia

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Abstract

This study examines the role of big data contractual and relational governance in big data decision-making performance of firms based in China. It investigates the mediation of big data analytics (BDA) capability in the association of contractual and relational governance with decision-making performance. Furthermore, moderating role of data-driven culture in the relationship of BDA capability and decision-making performance is examined. Data are collected from 108 Chinese firms engaged in big data-related activities. Structural equation modeling is employed to test the hypotheses. This study contributes towards the literature on big data management and governance mechanisms, by establishing the relationship of decision-making performance with big data contractual and relational governance directly and through the mediation of BDA capabilities. It also contributes towards knowledge based dynamic capabilities (KBDCs) view of firms, arguing that dynamic capabilities such as BDA capabilities can be influenced through knowledge sources and activities. We add to the discussions on whether contractual and relational governance are alternatives or they complement each other, by establishing the moderating role of big data relational governance in the relationship of contractual governance and decision-making performance. Finally, we argue that social capital can enhance KBDCs through contractual and relational governance in big data context.

Original languageEnglish
Article number120315
Number of pages10
JournalTechnological Forecasting and Social Change
Volume161
Early online date18 Sep 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 18 Sep 2020

Keywords

  • Big data
  • contractual governance
  • relational governance
  • big data analytics capability
  • culture
  • decision-making performance
  • emerging markets
  • Emerging markets
  • Big data analytics capability
  • Contractual governance
  • Decision-making performance
  • Relational governance
  • Culture

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