IT alignment: Different firm types, different alignment configurations

Abdullah Albizri, Keshavamurth Ramamurthy

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Abstract

As opposed to the earlier IT-business alignment research where there appears to be a tendency to view realization of alignment through a simple universal approach and in line with the call to examine how the nature of alignment varies across firm types, this study discusses the IT-business alignment dimensions from the five ideal organizational archetypes perspective. The study suggests an integrative framework for IT-business alignment as a function of Mintzberg's five organizational archetypes. A qualitative case study research methodology is discussed. Enriching the model with the qualitative study and generalizing the results with a quantitative survey study will have important implications for theory and practice.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2013)
Subtitle of host publicationReshaping Society Through Information Systems Design
Pages2375-2385
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2013
EventInternational Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2013 - Milan, Italy
Duration: 15 Dec 201318 Dec 2013

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2013): Reshaping Society Through Information Systems Design
Volume3

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2013
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period15/12/1318/12/13

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Keywords

  • Alignment
  • Organizational design
  • Strategic IS/IT management

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Albizri, A., & Ramamurthy, K. (2013). IT alignment: Different firm types, different alignment configurations. In International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2013): Reshaping Society Through Information Systems Design (pp. 2375-2385). (International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2013): Reshaping Society Through Information Systems Design; Vol. 3).