Aligning IT/IS with business strategy re-visited: a view from complex adaptive systems

Kevin Grant, Ray Hackney, David Edgar

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    Abstract

    This paper explores the co-relational process activities of information technology and systems (IT/IS) and business strategy alignment. The notion of “process” as being strategy and strategic alignment has been observed but not examined. Organizations are both complex and adaptive, and these attributes create significant challenges for managers when assessing strategic requirements. A need exists to further understand alignment as a process and embrace this concept when aligning business IT/IS with the strategic goals of the organisation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBusiness Strategy and Applications in Enterprise IT Governance
    EditorsW. Van Grembergen , S. De Haes
    Pages145-163
    Number of pages19
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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    Information systems
    Business strategy
    Complex adaptive systems
    Alignment
    Business information
    Strategic alignment
    Strategic goals
    Managers

    Keywords

    • complex adaptive systems
    • business strategy
    • information technology

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    Grant, K., Hackney, R., & Edgar, D. (2012). Aligning IT/IS with business strategy re-visited: a view from complex adaptive systems. In W. Van Grembergen , & S. De Haes (Eds.), Business Strategy and Applications in Enterprise IT Governance (pp. 145-163) https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-1779-7.ch009
    Grant, Kevin ; Hackney, Ray ; Edgar, David. / Aligning IT/IS with business strategy re-visited: a view from complex adaptive systems. Business Strategy and Applications in Enterprise IT Governance . editor / W. Van Grembergen ; S. De Haes . 2012. pp. 145-163
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    Grant K, Hackney R, Edgar D. Aligning IT/IS with business strategy re-visited: a view from complex adaptive systems. In Van Grembergen W, De Haes S, editors, Business Strategy and Applications in Enterprise IT Governance . 2012. p. 145-163 https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-1779-7.ch009