Strategic Alignment: What Else? A Practice Based View of IS Value

International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), proceedings on Aisel, Paris, 2008

14 Pages Posted: 8 Jan 2009

Date Written: January 6, 2009

Abstract

Literature about IS strategic management or IS strategic value is abundant. Nonetheless, the bulk of existing studies are focused on the concept of alignment. They do not make sense of a strategic value "in practice" and still draw on notions such as activity or process to make sense of alignment. By means of a practice-based view of technology, three praxis are suggested here for the modeling of strategic value: legitimacy-related (based on adoption praxis), assimilative (related to design and acceptance praxis) and appropriative (linked to local adaptation and improvisation praxis). They are introduced by means of a "thought experiment" (a short story about a rifle).

Keywords: Strategic alignment, IS strategic value, Practice-based views, strategic value in practice, thought experiments

JEL Classification: M10

Suggested Citation

de Vaujany, Francois-Xavier, Strategic Alignment: What Else? A Practice Based View of IS Value (January 6, 2009). International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), proceedings on Aisel, Paris, 2008 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1323867 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1323867

Francois-Xavier De Vaujany (Contact Author)

Université Paris-Dauphine ( email )

Place du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny
Paris, 75016
France

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