Business and IT alignment is increasingly acknowledged as a key for organisational performance. However, alignment research lack to mechanisms that enable for on-going process with multi-level effects. Multi-level learning allows on-going effectiveness through development of the organisation and improved quality of business and IT strategies. In particular, exploration and exploitation enable effective process of alignment across dynamic multi-level of learning. Hence, this paper proposes a conceptual framework that links multi-level learning and business-IT strategy through the concept of exploration and exploitation, which considers short-tern and long-term alignment together to address the challenges of strategic alignment faced in sustaining organisational performance.
Balhareth, Hamad; Liu, Kecheng; and Manwani, Sharm, "Aligning Business and IT from Multi-level Learning Perspectives" (2012). UK Academy for Information Systems Conference Proceedings 2012. 36.