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Misalignment between Business and IT Strategic Objectives in Saudi Arabia Public Sector Organisations

Topics: Big Data fundamentals - Services Computing, Techniques, Recommendations and Frameworks; Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) including Workflows and Supply Chain in IoT and Big Data; Business, Finance and Management; e-Government, e-Commerce, e-Science and Creative Technologies for IoT and Big Data; Framework (conceptual, logical or software); Social Implications for IoT

Authors: Abdulaziz AlGhazi 1 ; Mengxiang Li 2 ; Tingru Cui 1 ; Fosso Wamba Samuel 3 and Jun Shen 1

Affiliations: 1 University of Wollongong, Australia ; 2 Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong ; 3 Toulouse Business School, France

ISBN: 978-989-758-296-7

ISSN: 2184-4976

Keyword(s): IT Strategy, Business Strategy, Business and IT Alignment, Business and IT Misalignment, Public Sector, Saudi Arabia.

Abstract: Business-IT strategy misalignment is increasingly an important area of concern and interest in organisations around the world including Saudi Arabia (SA). Indeed, the SA government has launched the National Digital Transformation Strategy for 2030 to support all public-sector organisations to improve efficiency and performance. This research aimed to identify and analyse the factors that contribute to business/IT strategy misalignment in Saudi public-sector organisations. This research focused emerged from the need to better understand the business and IT models incorporated in the organisations Saudi Arabia to achieve high performance, quality of service (QoS) and return of investment (ROI). Using a qualitative study design that included semi-structured interviews with eight executive and managerial staff from five public-sector organisations in Saudi Arabia, this study found human, operational and IT system factors all have the potential to contribute to business-IT strateg y misalignment. It also found the approaches to misalignment avoidance in Saudi public-sector organisations sometimes lack structure and consistency. (More)

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Paper citation in several formats:
AlGhazi, A.; Li, M.; Cui, T.; Wamba Samuel, F. and Shen, J. (2018). Misalignment between Business and IT Strategic Objectives in Saudi Arabia Public Sector Organisations.In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Internet of Things, Big Data and Security - Volume 1: IoTBDS, ISBN 978-989-758-296-7, ISSN 2184-4976, pages 212-220. DOI: 10.5220/0006692902120220

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JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Internet of Things, Big Data and Security - Volume 1: IoTBDS,
TI - Misalignment between Business and IT Strategic Objectives in Saudi Arabia Public Sector Organisations
SN - 978-989-758-296-7
AU - AlGhazi, A.
AU - Li, M.
AU - Cui, T.
AU - Wamba Samuel, F.
AU - Shen, J.
PY - 2018
SP - 212
EP - 220
DO - 10.5220/0006692902120220

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