Title: The impact of environmental dynamism on strategic information systems technical and personnel resources planning

Authors: Henry E. Newkirk, Albert L. Lederer

Addresses: Department of Management Information Systems, College of Business, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353, USA. ' C.M. Gatton College of Business and Economics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 0034, USA

Abstract: This study tested the effect of environmental uncertainty on Strategic Information Systems Planning (SISP), and of SISP on SISP success. A questionnaire operationalised SISP as technical and personnel planning; environmental uncertainty as changeability and unpredictability; and success as alignment, analysis, and cooperation. A postal survey collected data from 161 IS executives. A quickly changing environment predicted technical and personnel resources planning. An unpredictable environment predicted personnel resources planning. Both technical and personnel resources planning predicted SISP success. The research highlighted the impact of environmental dynamism on SISP, and of both technical and personnel resources planning on SISP success.

Keywords: SISP; strategic information systems planning; technical resources; personnel resources; environmental dynamism; changeability; unpredictability; alignment; cooperation; employees; ICT; information technology; communications technology; information management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJITM.2010.030461

International Journal of Information Technology and Management, 2010 Vol.9 No.2, pp.203 - 223

Published online: 17 Dec 2009 *

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