Attaining business alignment in information technology innovations led by line-of-business managers

Lokuge, Sachithra ORCID: and Sedera, Darshana (2019) Attaining business alignment in information technology innovations led by line-of-business managers. In: 30th Australasian Conference on Information Systems: Making the World a Better Place with information Systems (ACIS 2019), 9-11 Dec 2019, Perth, Australia.

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With the advent of digital technologies, the line-of-business (LOB) managers have a unique opportunity to innovate by developing LOB specific technology applications. While this is opportune for the LOBs, such myopic innovations often yield conflicts with the corporate IT strategy, creating a mis-alignment. Past literature argues that for IT innovations to create firm performance, they must attain a high degree of IT-business alignment. With a backdrop of growing prevalence of digital technologies, corporate compliance and security reaching highest levels of importance, this research investigates how firms encourage LOB-led innovations, while maintaining corporate IT-business alignment. Using data from four cases, the study provides early insights into LOB-led innovation process and three alignment types emanating from LOB-led innovations

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Additional Information: Paper #27. Copyright: © 2019 Lokuge & Sedera. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Australia License, which permits non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and ACIS are credited.
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Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2021 05:08
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2021 21:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: digital technology, innovation, IT-business alignment
Fields of Research (2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080610 Information Systems Organisation
Fields of Research (2020): 46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4609 Information systems > 460908 Information systems organisation and management

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