This paper examines chief information officers' (CIOs') influence on the IT component of business level strategy formulation and realization. A literature review summarizes definitions of power and organizational politics and reviews the ways the (IS) literature has treated these concepts. A research model, with specific research propositions, is then presented. The model contends that CIO influence is: 1) derived from many sources (e.g. inclusion in the top management team, level of IT expertise etc.), 2) used to shape the IT component of business strategy formulation, and 3) used to ensure the IT component of business strategy is realized.
Enns, Harvey G. and Huff, Prof. Sid L., "CIOs' Influence on Business Strategy Formulation and Realization" (1997). AMCIS 1997 Proceedings. 69.