An examination of the organizational impact of business intelligence and big data based on management theory

Mouhib Alnoukari


Big data and big data analytics have been considered to be a disruptive technology
that will rebuild business intelligence. The purpose of this study is to enrich the literature on
the organizational impact of business intelligence and big data based on management theory.
While the majority of the organizational theories have had research dedicated to enhance the
understanding of the impact of business intelligence and big data on organizational performance
and decision-making, the research lacks scholarly work capable of identifying the other main
organizational outcomes. To achieve this goal, a semi-systematic literature review was carried
out to find all studies related to the research topic. Then, an analysis was conducted to
understand the use of the organizational theory in accordance with business intelligence and
big data. Finally, a grouping was developed to assign each organizational theory the related
impact. The main findings of this work, after examining thirty-three related organizational
theories, was that there are other important organizational impacts including innovation,
agility, adoption, and supply-chain support.


Big data, big data analytics, business intelligence, management theory, organizational theory

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