The Impact of Organizational Commitment on Strategic Information Systems Planning

Posted: 13 Mar 2017

Date Written: 2011


This paper presents the impact of Organizational Commitment (OC) on Strategic Information System Planning (SISP) in Sri Lankan banking sector. SISP is an important management function and has consistently been identified as one of the most critical issues facing IS executives. Organizational Commitment plays a critical role when planning information systems strategically in an organization. The paper identified that the Organizational Commitment means company support for SISP. When compared to all other sectors Information Technology usage in banking sector is at the highest level in Sri Lanka. So that it was a need to find out the relationship between OC and SISP particularly in the banking sector. The study mainly answers the questions of how Organizational Commitment contributes to the degree of success of SISP and to understand the present level of Organizational Commitment on SISP in the sector. Further the study examines the most important factors of the Organizational Commitment on existing SISP and measures the relationship between Organizational Commitment and SISP. Finally, the study aims to develop a model to improve the success of SISP in Sri Lankan banking sector./ The empirical data was drawn from 30 licensed commercial banks and licensed specialized banks to analyze the data by using correlation. The regression analysis was used to build the model to improve the success of SISP. The findings specify that there is a positive relationship between SISP success and Organizational Commitment. Correlation elaborates the relationship between the OC factors and SISP. The major implication of the study is that the Organizational Commitment is a main factor for the success of SISP.

Suggested Citation

Gunawardana, Kennedy, The Impact of Organizational Commitment on Strategic Information Systems Planning (2011). Available at SSRN:

Kennedy Gunawardana (Contact Author)

University of Sri Jayewardenepura ( email )

Gangodawila, Nugegoda 10250
Sri Lanka

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