The view of evaluating Strategic Information Systems Planning (Grover & Segars, 2005) process and effectiveness has matured. However, the inter-organizational view or network view is understudied. The introduction of information strategy in networks seems more reactive than proactive; many organizations continue to use SISP as a way to support their internal decision-making process without actually cooperating with their business partners. This article aims to qualitatively explore and validate, respectively, context and process dimensions in two inter-organizational cases: a network of municipalities in Finland and a network of healthcare organizations in the Netherlands. The first case study explores the network context and theorizes how network context influences inter-organizational SISP, discovering that the inter-organisational SISP process is influenced by the context, especially by the role of trust and complexity. The second case study is the exploration of three process dimensions: contingency, certainty and contractual agreements.
|Journal||International journal of strategic information technology and applications|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
- eGovernment & e-health
- IT governance
Spil, A. A. M., van den Broek, T., & Salmela, H. T. T. (2010). It takes two to tango: the fit between network context and inter-organizational strategic information systems planning. International journal of strategic information technology and applications, 1(1), 23-41. https://doi.org/10.4018/jsita.2010101503