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IT Agility: Current State, Organizational Contingencies, and Future Research Avenues

Conference paper
Authors Michael Yousif
Johan Magnusson
Kalevi Pessi
Published in 50th Hawaiian International Conference on Systems Science
Publication year 2017
Published at Department of Applied Information Technology (GU)
Language en
Links aisel.aisnet.org/hicss-50/os/it_gov...
Keywords IT Governance, IT Agility, IT Agility Assessment, Contingency theory
Subject categories Other Social Sciences

Abstract

Recent years increase in organizations’ dependence on information technology has ushered in changing roles for IT departments and IT governance alike. Instead of being primarily focused on the continuous and cost efficient maintenance and support of existing resources, this more balanced take on IT Governance calls for an ambidextrous approach. This involves an increased focus on agility in terms of achieving both economies of scale and scope. This paper reports on a recent quantitative assessment of IT Agility in Swedish Firms. Informed by contingency theory, the results are analyzed and discussed in relation to future research for IT agility. Our findings lead to six organizational contingencies expressed as six hypotheses that should be addressed within future IT agility research.

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