11 Information Systems–BusinessStrategy Alignment

The dynamics of alignment:insights from a punctuatedequilibrium model

R. Sabherwal, R. Hirschheim andT. Goles

Several prior articles have emphasized the importance of alignment between business and information system (IS) strategies, and between business and IS structures. Seeking to advance our understanding of alignment, we examine the dynamics of changes in alignment through strategy/structure interactions in the business and IS domains. More specifically, we address the following question: In what ways does alignment evolve over time?

Changes in the strategic IS management profile (which includes business strategy, IS strategy, business structure, and IS structure) over time are examined using ...

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