Co-evolutionary IS Alignment: Route to improving dynamic capabilities in the public sector?

  • Y (Yassine) Bennaghmouch

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

Abstract

Organizations in the public sector are large and have difficulties to adapt to changing environment filled with potentially conflicting views and demands. COISA focuses on simultaneous and continuous evolution in both IT- and business domain, and the interaction between these domains which could have an effect on reconfiguring internal and external competences to address rapidly changing environments, to reach the desired adaptiveness.
A theoretical framework is setup with three hypotheses. Firstly is hypothesized that Alignment competencies contributes positively to dynamic capabilities. Secondly is hypothesized that Interconnections between heterogeneous employees positively moderates the relation between alignment competencies and dynamic capabilities and final is hypothesized that Alignment motivation positively moderates the relation between alignment competencies and dynamic capabilities.
From the results, based on partial least squares path modelling (PLS-SEM) with a sample of 66 respondents with a position operating on the verge of Business and IT in the (semi-)public sector is proven that alignment competencies have a positive effect on the dynamic capabilities. Furthermore there is no significant evidence available to prove the hypothesis regarding the moderating effect, of alignment motivation and interconnections between heterogeneous employees, on the relation between alignment competencies and dynamic capabilities.
Date of Award18 Jun 2020
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorPien Walraven (Examiner) & Rogier van de Wetering (Co-assessor)

Keywords

  • Co-evolutionary IS alignment
  • Alignment competencies
  • Alignment motivation
  • interconnections between heterogeneous employees
  • Dynamic capabilities

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