Strategic alignment is the appropriate use of information technology (IT) in the integration and development of business strategies and corporate goals. This study will examine the impact of firm performance given the firm’s current alignment perspective. Seven financial factors were found to have a direct impact on the alignment perspective and industry classification. These provide management with a vehicle for forecasting possible outcomes regarding performance.
Papp, Raymond, "Business-IT Alignment Payoff: Financial Factors and Performance Implications" (1998). AMCIS 1998 Proceedings. 178.