Co-evolutionary approaches to business-IT alignment, such as Co-evolutionary information systems alignment (COISA), have gained attention from scholars and practitioners over the last decade. COISA is an organizational capability defined as continuously exercised alignment competencies, characterized by co-evolutionary interactions between heterogeneous IS stakeholders, in pursuit of a common interpretation and implementation of what it means to apply IT in an appropriate and timely way. In spite of some conceptual and empirical work on COISA, a validated operationalization for empirical measurements for science and practice is not available in the extant literature. We developed a measurement scale through acknowledged procedures, entailing a multivariate structural model consisting of specific facilitators leading to effective alignment competencies. To the best of our knowledge, we are the first to propose such a scale.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
PublisherScholar Space, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) - Kauai, United States
Duration: 5 Jan 20218 Jan 2021


Conference54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
Abbreviated titleHICSS 54
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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  • business-it alignment
  • co-evolutionary information systems alignment
  • complexity
  • operationalization
  • scale development


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