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Information Technology Strategic Alignment

Information Technology Strategic Alignment
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Author(s): Fernando José Barbin Laurindo (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil), Marly Monteiro de Carvalho (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil) and Tamio Shimizu (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Copyright: 2005
Pages: 5
Source title: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, First Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-553-5.ch264

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Abstract

Information technology (IT) has assumed an important position in the strategic functioning of leading companies in competitive markets (Porter, 2001). Particularly, e-commerce and e-business have been highlighted among IT applications (Porter, 2001). Two basic points of view can be used for understanding the role of IT: the acquisition of a competitive advantage at the value chain and the creation and enhancement of core competencies (Porter & Millar, 1985; Duhan et al., 2001).

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