Yuzhu LiFollow


IT assimilation has been one critical indicator of strategic and effective use of IT. Extant research has documented the importance of Top Management Team (TMT) knowledge of IT on IT assimilation and the influence of the IT competence of line management by taking the role of IT championship. However no research has been looking at the fit of IT knowledge between the two management levels. The objective of this study is to examine the development of the IT knowledge “fit” concept between TMT and line management and its influence on IT assimilation. Using knowledge-based view and contingency theory, the paper posits that the extent of IT assimilation is contingent upon the IT knowledge fit between TMT and line management. An empirical study plan is reported and expected results are listed.