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Title: Politicking the Information Technology Strategy in Organisations
Authors: Iyamu, T
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: IGI Global
Source: Iyamu, T. (2015). Politicking the Information Technology Strategy in Organisations. In T. Iyamu (Ed.), Strategic Information Technology Governance and Organizational Politics in Modern Business (pp. 51-78). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-8524-6.ch003
Abstract: Through IT strategy, many organisations intend to set out key directions and objectives for the use and management of information, communication and technologies. It would therefore seem that IT strategy, for the foreseeable future will remain a key aspect of development within organisations. As a result, there has been more focus on how IT strategy is articulated and formulated. What is missing is that there has been less attention on the implementation of the strategy. Also, in most organisations, technical issues are minor compared to the relationship issues. There are many factors which influence the implementation of the IT strategy. These influencing factors which include organisational politics, determine the success or failure of the IT strategy. This paper focuses on how organisational politics as examined by two underpinning theories, Structuration Theory and Actor-Network Theory, impact the implementation of IT strategy.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-8524-6.ch003
http://hdl.handle.net/11189/5701
ISBN: 978-1-4666-8524-6
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