Resolving the Alignment Issue between Business and Information Technology in Organizations (2014)

How to align a firm's IT resources with its business needs attracts much attention in organisations, and hence in IS research. To date, however, work in this area has been principally atheoretic, and sometimes inconsistent. This project seeks to resolve theoretical inconsistencies to provide an internally consistent explanation on how to achieve alignment, and thereby improve business performance. This project advances knowledge by engaging in: the first multi-theoretic study of how IT alignment evolves; the first comparison of institutional theory, punctuated equilibrium theory, and complexity theory; and the first study that combines a dual-case methodology with simulations in IS research.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Funded by:
Australian Research Council