The ambidextrous pursuit of strategic information technology alignment and organizational agility in the community benefit sector

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Abstract

The information systems literature suggests a positive relationship between strategic information technology alignment and organizational agility, and the implications on performance for organizations operating in turbulent environments. This emerging stream of integrated research has begun to provide key insight on the positive benefits of the ambidextrous pursuit of alignment and agility in for-profit organizations. However, these relationships have been largely unexplored in nonprofit settings. Nonprofit organizations exist to address social, political, economic, and cultural challenges rather than maximizing shareholder wealth. In order to address this void in research, this paper draws on the alignment and agility research in order to examine how one exemplary nonprofit is strategically exploiting its information system resources in order to improve performance and social value creation. This paper concludes with implications for research and practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAMCIS 2017 - America's Conference on Information Systems
Subtitle of host publicationA Tradition of Innovation
PublisherAmericas Conference on Information Systems
Volume2017-August
ISBN (Electronic)9780996683142
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017
EventAmerica�s Conference on Information Systems: A Tradition of Innovation, AMCIS 2017 - Boston, United States
Duration: Aug 10 2017Aug 12 2017

Other

OtherAmerica�s Conference on Information Systems: A Tradition of Innovation, AMCIS 2017
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period8/10/178/12/17

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Lee, R. (2017). The ambidextrous pursuit of strategic information technology alignment and organizational agility in the community benefit sector. In AMCIS 2017 - America's Conference on Information Systems: A Tradition of Innovation (Vol. 2017-August). Americas Conference on Information Systems.