MIS Quarterly Executive


The variety and interdependencies of enterprise systems that digitize large organizations’ processes have grown significantly, resulting in complex enterprise systems landscapes. Avoiding such complexity requires addressing the IT-business engagement gap between (inadvertent) producers of complexity in the business and those in IT who have to manage it. We identify mechanisms for tackling three components of this gap: 1) bridging the awareness gap through information sharing, 2) narrowing the incentive gap through shared goals, and 3) closing the authority gap by evening out power differentials through empowerment.



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