Achieving business and IT alignment from organisational learning perspectives
Balhareth, H. B., Liu, K. and Manwani, S. (2012) Achieving business and IT alignment from organisational learning perspectives. In: International Conference on Business Information Systems (ICBIS’12), 27-28 June 2012, Paris, France, pp. 937-940. (World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Issue 66, June 2012)
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Business and IT alignment has continued as a top concern for business and IT executives for almost three decades. Many researchers have conducted empirical studies on the relationship between business-IT alignment and performance. Yet, these approaches, lacking a social perspective, have had little impact on sustaining performance and competitive advantage. In addition to the limited alignment literature that explores organisational learning that is represented in shared understanding, communication, cognitive maps and experiences. Hence, this paper proposes an integrated process that enables social and intellectual dimensions through the concept of organisational learning. In particular, the feedback and feed- forward process which provide a value creation across dynamic multilevel of learning. This mechanism enables on-going effectiveness through development of individuals, groups and organisations, which improves the quality of business and IT strategies and drives to performance.