dc.contributor.author Tan, F. B.
dc.contributor.author Gallupe, R.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-27T22:19:58Z
dc.date.available 2009-05-27T22:19:58Z
dc.date.copyright 2006
dc.date.created 2006
dc.date.issued 2009-05-27T22:19:58Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10292/629
dc.description.abstract Business-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.publisher IEEE
dc.publisher AUT University
dc.relation.uri http://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.source IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 53, 2, 223-237
dc.subject Business-IS alignment
dc.subject cognitive mapping
dc.subject personal construct theory
dc.subject repertory grid technique
dc.subject shared cognition
dc.subject shared understanding
dc.title Aligning business and information systems thinking: a cognitive approach
dc.type Journal Article
dc.rights.accessrights OpenAccess

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