Influence of financial information systems on increasing competitive advantage: Evidence from Jordan


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The study aims to measure the influence of financial information systems (FIS) on competitive advantage in organizations listed on the Amman Stock Exchange (ASE). To achieve the objectives of the study, a quantitative approach is used. The study sample adopted in this study is a self-administered questionnaire handled by a study sample of 66 financial managers, internal auditors, information systems managers, and heads of departments in organizations listed on the ASE, categorized by the following competitive advantage variables, including service efficiency, cost flexibility, learning organization, and service variety. The results of the study accept the main hypothesis stating that financial information systems can increase competitive advantage within organizations. In addition, the results show that the service efficiency and learning organization variables have a positive and strong relationship with FIS and are highly influenced by it on the one hand. On the other hand, service variety has a medium relationship, while cost flexibility has a weak and positive relationship. The study recommends focusing on training programs that support employees’ skills in using the financial information systems in all their forms, in line with continuing technological developments and activating creativity in the organization in all its forms to achieve competitive advantage.

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    • Table 1. Study sample statistics
    • Table 2. Questionnaire descriptive statistics
    • Table 3. Descriptive statistics of variables
    • Table 4 Main hypothesis testing
    • Table 5. Testing the 1st hypothesis
    • Table 6. Testing the 2nd hypothesis
    • Table 7. Testing the 3rd hypothesis
    • Table 8. Testing the 4th hypothesis
    • Conceptualization
      Mahmoud Nour
    • Supervision
      Mahmoud Nour
    • Writing – original draft
      Mahmoud Nour, Fares Alsufy, Mohammed Hassan Makhlouf
    • Writing – review & editing
      Mahmoud Nour, Fares Alsufy, Mohammed Hassan Makhlouf
    • Methodology
      Fares Alsufy
    • Resources
      Fares Alsufy
    • Formal Analysis
      Mohammed Hassan Makhlouf