Searching a Fit in IT Alignment for Japanese Firms

  • Michiko Miyamoto
  • Shuhei Kudo
  • Kayo Iizuka
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 241)


A firm develops a business strategy, chooses the structure and management processes, aligns IT, and ensures that employees are trained and their roles are well designed in traditional theories of how information technology applied [27]. This paper empirically investigates a fit between the strategy, organization’s structure, management processes, individual roles and skills, and IT, in order to achieve the strategy to gain a competitive advantage among Japanese enterprises by using the MIT90s framework [18]. 258 Japanese firm-level data collected have been analyzed using structural equation modeling. These results would contribute for achieving a strategic sit for the Japanese firms by showing effective tasks and environment to be focused.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Management Science and EngineeringAkita Prefectural UniversityAkita, YurihonjoJapan
  2. 2.School of Network and InformationSenshu UniversityKanagawa, KawasakiJapan

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