|Published online: May 30, 2014||$US5.00|
The purpose of this research is to understand and quantify the direct and indirect effects of partnership and building human resources on business-IT alignment. The research identified about seven to eight empirical studies that described the interaction between the factors considered in this study and business-IT alignment. A theoretical framework is proposed regarding the constructs of partnership, human resources and business-IT alignment (BIA). The sample data from sixty-five firms were obtained through structured questionnaires. Structural equation modeling (SEM) was used to understand the strength of relationships among the three constructs and estimate the probability associated with the indirect effects using bootstrap technique. The results showed that building human resources and developing partnership between business and IT groups have a significant direct and indirect effect on business-IT alignment. The results suggest that building human resources and partnership is essential and play a key role to establish business-IT alignment contributing to business strategy.
|Keywords:||Partnership, Business-IT Alignment, Human Resources|
The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Organizational Studies, Volume 8, Issue 1, May 2014, pp.15-32. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: May 30, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 375.851KB)).
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