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Research into Business-IT Alignment: Toward a Cognitive Perspective

Research into Business-IT Alignment: Toward a Cognitive Perspective
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Author(s): Felix B. Tan (The University of Auckland, New Zealand) and R. Brent Gallupe (Queen’s University, Canada)
Copyright: 2002
Pages: 3
Source title: Issues & Trends of Information Technology Management in Contemporary Organizations
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-39-6.ch206
ISBN13: 9781930708396
EISBN13: 9781466641358


Contemporary empirical research into business-IT alignment is almost entirely behavioral in focus. They explore the alignment issue by examining the way organizations conduct themselves. In contrast, few studies have attempted to investigate the issue from a cognitive perspective. Managerial cognition is an area of growing interest and importance in strategic management. This paper proposes a framework to guide research into business-IT alignment through a cognitive lens. It also considers some of the cognitive theories and methodologies that may be appropriate for the study of alignment.

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