Development Model of Strategic Alignment of Business and Information Technology

Neda Abdolvand, Mohammad Mahdi Sepehri, Vahid Baradaran
2013 مطالعات مدیریت راهبردی  
Strategic alignment is the extent to which business strategy, and information technology (IT) strategy, business structure and IT structure are fit. The factors affecting the business-IT strategic alignment has been studied in several previous researches. Most of the studies have been conducted in developed countries particularly the USA and Canada. There is a debate in the literature that we should investigate the business-IT alignment theories in various countries with different cultures and
more » ... nvironments. This brings the capability of theory generation. In this research, we first investigate the literature to extract the antecedents. Then, we categorize them and develop a theoretical model as a path diagram of a structural equation model. We aim to empirically investigate if these antecedents are effective in the strategic alignment in a developing country. For this purpose, we run the survey-based questionnaire and analyze the models based on PLS-SEM. Based on the results; there is a difference between factors affecting the business-IT strategic alignment in the developed countries and a developing country.
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