It has been argued that organizations’ inability to realize sufficient value from their IT investment is due in part to an absence of strategic alignment. In an attempt to formally evaluate this notion, we introduce a conceptual model containing the determinants (management practices) and consequences (IT business value) of strategic alignment. Using this model, we develop a process-level perspective on strategic alignment centered around the processes in the value chain.
Tallon, Paul and Kraemer, Kenneth, "A Process-oriented Assessmnt of the Alignment of Information Systems and Business Strategy: Implications for IT Business Value" (1998). AMCIS 1998 Proceedings. 184.