An Organizational Culture Perspective in Business-IT Alignment
2012 (English)In: International Journal of IT - Business Alignment and Governance, ISSN 1947-9611, E-ISSN 1947-962X, Vol. 3, no 1, 1-26 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Business-IT alignment (BITA) has gained attention during the last decade. As a result, a number of theoretical models that can be applied as supportive tools for assessing different components of BITA have been developed. However, most of these efforts have been produced in different countries and they ignore the factor that’s subjected to change due to cultural contexts. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of organizational culture on achieving BITA and influences its maturity. The research method and process follows the design science research and is done in three phases. First, an in-depth literature survey followed by a survey was carried out to identify and classify limitations of BITA attributes (based on Luftman’s strategic alignment maturity (SAM)) model and then, hypothesize the potential impact of organizational culture element (based on the Smit et al. model) on BITA attributes. Second, an empirical study is carried out to test the hypotheses in order to identify the limited BITA attributes based on organizational culture context. These attributes are further classified for proposing an extended version to the SAM model. Finally, the extended-SAM model is evaluated in 6 Swedish large and medium organizations to test its practicality for comparing its assessment with the assessment of the original SAM model.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 3, no 1, 1-26 p.
Organizational Culture, Business-IT Alignment, Strategic Alignment Maturity Model
Research subject Computer and Systems Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-79514DOI: 10.4018/jitbag.2012010101OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-79514DiVA: diva2:549719