Organizational Culture Impact on Business-IT Alignment: A Case Study of a Multinational Organization
2011 (English)In: Proceedings of the 44th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences / [ed] Ralph H. Sprague, Jr., IEEE Computer Society, 2011, 1-11 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Importance of BITA has increased over the past few years. However, achieving and maturing BITA still has apparent difficulties. Therefore, research efforts resulted in a number of theoretical models that can be applied as supportive tools for assessing different components of BITA. Most of these efforts have been produced either in Anglo-Saxon Countries or based on their experiences. The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact of organizational culture on maturity of BITA. The paper relies on the nine dimensions of Project GLOBE to understand societal as well as organizational culture. It also relies on the bottom-up comprehensive approach of Luftman's Strategic Alignment Maturity Model to understand organization's alignment components. To fulfill the purpose of this study, a comparative analysis has been carried out between two subsidiaries of a multinational organization with a federal organizational structure that operate in Egypt and Sweden. The results shows: a) a potential difference in how different components of BITA are interpreted and implemented in different organizational culture, and b) that the impact of organizational culture on BITA maturity is more complex than what is expected especially on variables that require social interactions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE Computer Society, 2011. 1-11 p.
Business-IT alignment, Comparative analysis, Maturity model, Multinational organizations, Organizational cultures, Organizational structures, Potential difference, Research efforts, Social interactions, Strategic alignment, Supportive tools, Theoretical models
Research subject Computer and Systems Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-55287DOI: 10.1109/HICSS.2011.337ISBN: 978-076954282-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-55287DiVA: diva2:402272
The 44th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 4-7 January 2011 Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii