Patterns in strategic IS planning decisions: An inductive approach

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Abstract

Alignment between business strategy and IS strategy is relevant to most large organizations today. We build on the literature on alignment and strategic IS planning to study patterns of antecedents that explain planning decisions. When addressing misalignment risks: Are there systematic differences in the patterns of antecedents that explain decision-making across differing strategic orientations? This research question guides our investigation. By adopting an inductive learning methodology, a unique dataset - collected from a multi-business Fortune 10 organization - of proposed IS initiatives and the actual planning decisions is analyzed. We present insightful decision models and provide empirical support to suggest that strategic orientation is a key driver explaining the differences in decision-making during strategic IS planning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication15th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2009, AMCIS 2009
Pages2982-2991
Number of pages10
Volume5
StatePublished - 2009
Event15th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2009, AMCIS 2009 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 6 2009Aug 9 2009

Other

Other15th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2009, AMCIS 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period8/6/098/9/09

Keywords

  • Alignment
  • Inductive learning
  • Patterns
  • Strategic IS planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences

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    Karhade, P. P., Shaw, M. J-P., & Subramanyam, R. (2009). Patterns in strategic IS planning decisions: An inductive approach. In 15th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2009, AMCIS 2009 (Vol. 5, pp. 2982-2991)