APJIS Asia Pacific Journal of Information Systems

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The Journal for Information Professionals

Asia Pacific Journal of Information Systems (APJIS) is published by the Korea Society
of Management Information Systems (KMIS), which is the largest professional institute
in the field of information systems in Korea.

ISSN 2288-5404 (Print) / ISSN 2288-6818 (Online)

Editor : Sang-Yong Tom Lee

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Date December 2017
Vol. No. Vol. 27 No. 4
DOI https://doi.org/10.14329/apjis.2017.27.4.233
Page 233~244
Title Gaining Insight into IT Investment in the AgricultureIndustry: Comparison of IT Portfolios by Type of Crops
Author Jiyeol Kim, Cheul Rhee, Junghoon Moon
Keyword IT Portfolio, IT Investment, Agriculture IT
Abstract IT portfolio, meaning the ratio of investment with four different purposes of IT, is widely used for evaluating the adequacy of investment and its performance within firms. Despite of such a useful framework looking at investment on IT, IT portfolio in agriculture industry seems to be differentiated from other industries. In this study, we compared IT portfolios of farms: grain, field fruit and vegetable, greenhouse fruit, greenhouse vegetable, beef cattle and pig. We classified farms by their return on equity (ROE) in order to analyze the relationship between IT portfolio of each crop and performance. Then, we found patterns of IT portfolios of top-performance farms compared to all farms for each agricultural product. Lastly, peculiarities of each crop are interpreted and discussed to find out top-performance farms’ IT investment patterns. From our study, it could be inferred that monotonous IT investments may not be as effective.

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