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Fit Diversity, Structure and Measurability

Published on Apr 18, 2013
· DOI :10.2139/ssrn.2253612
Jose M. Pinheiro (UC: University of Coimbra)
The concept of fit and its many applications in management research is discussed. An historical perspective is given and a pool of recent papers using fit concepts on several management research areas is inspected closer. The main purpose of this essay is to grasp the epistemological variety of approaches, concepts, applications, and measurability of fit, so as to establish context contributing to the formulation of future research questions involving such a concept and inherent dimensions.
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Published on Apr 1, 2013
Noor Azina Ismail16
Estimated H-index: 16
Published on Jul 15, 2012in International Journal of Production Research 3.20
Tobias Schoenherr28
Estimated H-index: 28
(SPbU: Saint Petersburg State University),
Ram Narasimhan52
Estimated H-index: 52
(SPbU: Saint Petersburg State University)
This paper revisits and extends the theory of production competence, which has received wide attention in the operations and production management literature. As such, considering the aspects of quality, delivery, flexibility, and cost, we develop two novel measures that assess the concept of production competence, which is conceptualised as the fit between production and operations management (POM) capabilities and production and operations management priorities. Inherent to both measures is th...
Published on Jul 13, 2012in Management Research Review
W. Alec Cram6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Queen's University)
Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to examine the antecedents and implications of aligning the organizational values embedded in a systems development approach (e.g. agile) with the organizational values of project team members. Design/methodology/approach - A qualitative case study approach is used to examine systems development project teams at three organizations, each using a development approach that incorporates different organizational value dimensions. Interviews were conducted with ...
Published on May 18, 2012in Journal of Advances in Management Research
Adarsh Garg1
Estimated H-index: 1
D.P. Goyal3
Estimated H-index: 3
Purpose – Despite general awareness and acceptance of the benefit of strategic planning/alignment of IS strategy with business strategy, few efforts have been made to define and study the relationship. A review of literature has revealed that past studies have largely neglected the specific consideration of small to medium‐sized enterprises (SMEs) especially IT/software developing SMEs in India. The purpose of this research is to investigate the prevalence of strategic planning activity in India...
Henning Denstad1
Estimated H-index: 1
Bendik Bygstad13
Estimated H-index: 13
AbstractIn this paper the CIO of a large shipping company describes the challenge of IT-alignment in turbulent years from 2004 to 2010. Our research questions are; how should the CIO relate to a dynamic alignment gap where the business environments are turbulent. How should the CIO understand and manage the IT alignment gap when there is a difference between the espoused and real business strategy? Our framework addresses the interplay of business strategy and IT alignment in four generic types....
Published on Oct 11, 2011in Journal of Service Management 3.23
Howard Lightfoot16
Estimated H-index: 16
(Cranfield University),
Heiko Gebauer33
Estimated H-index: 33
(Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology)
Purpose – Literature is relatively sparse on describing how companies should align their determinants for service innovations with their different types of service strategies. This study seeks to explore the alignment between three types of service strategies and determinants for service innovations.Design/methodology/approach – A qualitative, multi‐case research design on 12 Western European capital goods manufacturers including 24 service innovation projects was employed. The study is based on...
Published on Sep 28, 2011 in BIS (Business Information Systems)
Kerry Ward5
Estimated H-index: 5
(UNO: University of Nebraska Omaha)
The strategic alignment model of Henderson and Venkatraman (1994) views IS alignment as occurring among four factors: business strategy, organization infrastructure and processes, IS strategy, and IS infrastructure and processes. Henderson and Venkatraman view strategic alignment as occurring via simultaneous or concurrent attention to all four domains. A single case study was conducted to examine how changes in the alignment factors actually occur over time. Our findings suggest that while H& V...
Published on Aug 30, 2011in Journal of Management and Research
Ali Hadi Jebrin1
Estimated H-index: 1
Mohammed Ajlouni1
Estimated H-index: 1
The research comes to solve the extent of influence that can be caused by the fit strategies to business ethics for quality management over the approach to the competitiveness. The objectives of the study are as follows: - Identify the trends and qualitative dimensions of the principles of business ethics and the possibility of support and to be assigned in the application process. - Diagnosis of ethical principles and qualitative dimensions that influence improving the competitiveness of the fi...
Alex Hill11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Kingston Business School),
Richard Cuthbertson11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Oxford)
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship between internal strategic fit and business performance, propose six classifications of internal fit using the “strategic map” managerial framework and identify how firms should best move from one classification to another and the impact that these changes will have on business performance. Design/methodology/approach – Empirical research was conducted in 12 service organisations. Based on these findings, two fit-performance ...
Published on Aug 1, 2011in International Journal of Biometrics
Saeid Jorfi5
Estimated H-index: 5
Khalil Md Nor17
Estimated H-index: 17
+ 1 AuthorsHassan Jorfi6
Estimated H-index: 6
Strategic alignment or the fit between information technology (IT) and business strategy remains a key topic of concern among managers worldwide. Change has always being considered the foremost challenge affecting strategic alignment. Planning for alignment in uncertain and dynamic environments is fraught with risk as organizations seek to understand how much flexibility to add to their IT infrastructure so as to maintain consistently high levels of alignment. Reviewing the literature showed tha...
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