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Paper Presented at RICS COBRA 2018 Conference held at RICS HQ, London, UK, 23-24 April 2018


The purpose of this study is to provide a critical review of existing studies on strategy to demonstrate the influence of information technology on strategy formulation in quantity surveying practices in Ireland. The paper focuses on the influence of IT on the strategic planning and decision making process of QS practices in Ireland. A key finding from the study supports the potential to apply dynamic capability theory emanating from the Resource Based View (RBV) of the firm to construction Professional Service Firms (PSF’s) in Ireland. The framework presented in this paper has the potential for advancing future research agenda focusing on the development IT capabilities QS practices. In addition, the framework is timely for developing competitive advantage of QS practitioners operating in dynamic environments under the influence of ever increasing IT disruptions. The study extensively relies on the critical review, analysis and synthesis of existing studies in strategic planning in construction; information technology to develop a conceptual framework focusing on IT for strategy formulation in QS practices to create competitive advantage.


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