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dc.contributor.authorTan, F. B.
dc.contributor.authorGallupe, R.
dc.date.accessioned2009-05-27T22:19:58Z
dc.date.available2009-05-27T22:19:58Z
dc.date.copyright2006
dc.date.created2006
dc.date.issued2009-05-27T22:19:58Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/629
dc.description.abstractBusiness-information systems (IS) alignment has become an important strategic imperative for organizations competing in the global economy. Recent research (Reich and Benbasat [56]) indicates that building a shared understanding between business and IS executives is one way of strengthening this alignment. This paper describes a study that examines the cognitive basis of shared understanding between business and IS executives. Using Personal Construct Theory (Kelly [36]), this study uses cognitive mapping techniques to explore the commonal-ities and individualities in the cognition between these executives. Eighty business and IS executives in six companies participated in this study. The results indicate that a higher level of cognitive commonality is positively related to a higher level of business-IS alignment. This is supported by findings that greater diversity in cognitive structure and cognitive content of business and IS executives coincide with a lower level of alignment. Implications for practitioners and researchers are discussed.
dc.publisherIEEE
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TEM.2006.872243
dc.rights©2006 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
dc.sourceIEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 53, 2, 223-237
dc.subjectBusiness-IS alignment
dc.subjectcognitive mapping
dc.subjectpersonal construct theory
dc.subjectrepertory grid technique
dc.subjectshared cognition
dc.subjectshared understanding
dc.titleAligning business and information systems thinking: a cognitive approach
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess


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