Impact of IS Strategy and Technological Innovation Strategic Alignment on Firm Performance

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Asare Yaw Obeng 1,* Peter L Mkhize 2

1. Kumasi Polytechnic, Kumasi, Ghana; University of South Africa, South Africa

2. University of South Africa, South Africa

* Corresponding author.


Received: 10 Sep. 2016 / Revised: 20 Nov. 2016 / Accepted: 30 Dec. 2016 / Published: 8 Aug. 2017

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Firm performance, information systems strategy, strategic alignment factors, technological innovation


The alignment between information systems strategy and business strategy as an important driver of competitiveness has predominantly been assessed through quantitative methods without exploring in detail factors that influence strategic alignment and their implications for perceived business performance. Most IS-business strategic alignment studies dominantly focus on entire business and IS strategies resulting in many findings that are too general and inconclusive. This study aims at assessing strategic alignment factors, their interrelationships, and how they influence the IS-business alignment and its consequential effect on the performance of six universal banks in Ghana. The study followed the systematic procedure of grounded theory design and adopted qualitative dominant crossover mixed analysis. The findings of the study indicate strategic alignment between information systems strategy and technological innovation impacts positively on the performance of a firm where IT utilization complements resources and capabilities.

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Asare Yaw Obeng, Peter L Mkhize, "Impact of IS Strategy and Technological Innovation Strategic Alignment on Firm Performance", International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS), Vol.9, No.8, pp.68-84, 2017. DOI:10.5815/ijitcs.2017.08.08


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