Strategic Alignment Model Revisited - Considerations of Business-IT Alignment Formative Factors

Shuhei Kudo, Kayo Iizuka, Michiko Miyamoto

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to propose a framework for business-IT alignment implementation based on Strategic Alignment Model (SAM) suggested by Henderson and Venkatraman. Since IT use is a precondition for business operation, business is no longer distinguishable from IT. While the importance of business-IT alignment has been growing, the alignment concept is still ambiguous. SAM, which was suggested in 1989, has been a seminal model representing business-IT alignment structure. Alignment research has been conducted from various viewpoints based on SAM. This study reinterprets SAM in the light of results of prior alignment research and proposes a more practical model. Each component of business-IT alignment model is specifically explained. Furthermore, “alignment option generator”, which can be used as a guideline for business-IT alignment implementation, is also proposed. Alignment between business and IT can be efficiently and effectively achieved by using the alignment option generator.

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Kudo S., Iizuka K. and Miyamoto M. (2012). Strategic Alignment Model Revisited - Considerations of Business-IT Alignment Formative Factors . In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8565-12-9, pages 283-286. DOI: 10.5220/0004096502830286


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@conference{iceis12,
author={Shuhei Kudo and Kayo Iizuka and Michiko Miyamoto},
title={Strategic Alignment Model Revisited - Considerations of Business-IT Alignment Formative Factors},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,},
year={2012},
pages={283-286},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004096502830286},
isbn={978-989-8565-12-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,
TI - Strategic Alignment Model Revisited - Considerations of Business-IT Alignment Formative Factors
SN - 978-989-8565-12-9
AU - Kudo S.
AU - Iizuka K.
AU - Miyamoto M.
PY - 2012
SP - 283
EP - 286
DO - 10.5220/0004096502830286