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Systems 2019, 7(1), 17; https://doi.org/10.3390/systems7010017

An Intangible-Asset Approach to Strategic Business-IT Alignment

Faculty of Industrial and Systems Engineering, National University of Engineering, Lima 15333, Peru
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Received: 3 January 2019 / Revised: 13 March 2019 / Accepted: 18 March 2019 / Published: 21 March 2019
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Abstract

The correct use of information technology (IT) in business is a longstanding critical issue due to the competitive advantages and performance that IT generates when it is managed strategically and correctly aligned with a business’ strategies and processes. A conceptual model is presented to investigate the effects of intangible assets and organizational capabilities on business-IT strategic alignment. Social networks between business and IT executives conform to relational capital that permits the creation of combinative capabilities; these capabilities encourage the transfer, integration, learning, and strategic use of business and IT executives’ knowledge, and affect the level of strategic business-IT alignment. This combination of social-network characteristics and organizational capabilities in order to generate strategic business-IT alignment is new. View Full-Text
Keywords: intangible assets; organizational capabilities; knowledge management; strategic business-IT alignment intangible assets; organizational capabilities; knowledge management; strategic business-IT alignment
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