Using and validating the strategic alignment model avison

The purpose of this paper is to analyze how a firm responds to a challenge from a transformational technology that poses a threat to its historical business model. This paper presents a qualitative study on consumer adoption of mobile payments.

The findings suggest that the relative advantage of mobile payments is different from that specified in adoption theories... S.-based research attempts to understand the relationships between users’ perceptions about Internet privacy concerns, the need for government surveillance, government intrusion concerns, and...

Technology acceptance research has tended to focus on instrumental beliefs such as perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use as drivers of usage intentions, with technology characteristics as major...

A number of alignment models have been offered in the literature, primary among them the strategic alignment model (SAM).Managers may face ambiguity surrounding the differences between espoused strategies, strategies in use, and managerial actions, many of which may be in conflict with one another [Chan and Reich, 2007].Critics of Strategic planning and alignment maintain that the implicit dominance of a structured strategy process is questionable in an era where uncertainty and flexibility predominate and the articulation of the strategic intent is difficult (Ciborra,1997 in Avison et al, 2004).A warning on alignment is mentioned in a study of Bain & Company [Shpilberg et al, 2007].They come up with the conclusion that, contrary to conventional wisdom, the path to IT-powered growth lies first in building high effectiveness and only then ensuring that IT projects are highly aligned to the business.