Advancing Organizational Alignment Decisions

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Kivijärvi, Hannu
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-21T10:31:39Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-21T10:31:39Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Kivijärvi , H 2018 , ' Advancing Organizational Alignment Decisions : Insights from the Structural Alignment Theory to the Business - IT Alignment Problem ' International Journal of IT - Business Alignment and Governance , vol. 9 , no. 1 . DOI: 10.4018/IJITBAG.2018010104 en
dc.identifier.issn 1947-9611
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 861758ea-f741-4363-9c31-9704ec2e3758
dc.identifier.other PURE ITEMURL: https://research.aalto.fi/en/publications/advancing-organizational-alignment-decisions(861758ea-f741-4363-9c31-9704ec2e3758).html
dc.identifier.other PURE FILEURL: https://research.aalto.fi/files/30356480/IJITBAG.final.2018.pdf
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/35679
dc.description.abstract In this article, a theory-driven approach for managing the alignment process between business and IT by making high-quality IT investment decisions is developed. The aim is to increase the understanding of the dimensions of the alignment problem and to offer some support in solving it. The conceptualization of the alignment issue is searched from the structural alignment theory, arising from and applied in psychology. After the theoretical considerations, the article adopts a multidimensional and constructive approach to the alignment problem and looks for answers to the question: How should organizations align business and IT, or at least, how to support the business and IT alignment decisions? As a result, a theoretically sound framework originating from the alignment problem is proposed for the evaluation of IT investments, a methodology based on that framework, and a concrete investment support system to help decision makers. The applicability of the approach is evaluated in the context of an actual case in the finance sector. en
dc.format.extent 28
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of IT - Business Alignment and Governance en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 9, issue 1 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.subject.other 512 Business and management en
dc.title Advancing Organizational Alignment Decisions en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Department of Information and Service Management
dc.subject.keyword 512 Business and management
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201812216688
dc.identifier.doi 10.4018/IJITBAG.2018010104
dc.type.version publishedVersion


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