A Disjointed Harmony: IT-Business Alignment with LOB-led IT Innovation

Lokuge, Sachithra ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4558-687X and Sedera, Darshana (2022) A Disjointed Harmony: IT-Business Alignment with LOB-led IT Innovation. In: Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2022), 5 July - 9 July 2022, Taipei, Sydney.


Abstract

With the advent of cost efficient, easy-to-use, and easy-to-manage digital technologies, line-of-business (LOB) managers are presented with an opportunity to acquire and manage technologies for innovation. Such myopic innovations could lead to conflicts with the broader corporate IT strategy, creating a misalignment. Past literature argues that organizations must attain a high degree of business and IT alignment to enable firm performance. With a backdrop of growing prevalence of digital technologies, LOB managers initiating IT innovations and corporate compliance and security reaching highest levels of importance, this research investigates how organizations could encourage LOB-led IT innovations, while maintaining corporate business-IT alignment. Using data gathered from four cases and applying the economic theory of complementarity, this study provides early insights into complementary nature of the LOB-led IT innovations.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Business (18 Jan 2021 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Business (18 Jan 2021 -)
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2022 06:30
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2022 06:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: Line-of-business managers; IT innovations; business alignment
Fields of Research (2020): 46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4609 Information systems > 460908 Information systems organisation and management
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/49390

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