A Systematic literature review on strategic information systems planning

insights from the past decade

Alireza Amrollahi, Amir Hossein Ghapanchi, Amir Talaei-Khoei

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Strategic information system planning (SISP) has been an important concern for top business and information systems (IS) managers. This paper employs a systematic literature review approach for 12 top ranking IS journals in the past 10 years in order to classify them based on their focus levels, research topics, and research methods. Our search resulted in 45 papers which are categorized into four focus groups, three context groups and six topic groups. The results indicate that most of the research focus to date has been on the alignment and development of plans. Researchers have paid more attention to the context as the focus of research, the firm as research context and the quantitative approach as research method. The results may be beneficial to show new researchers the current status and research gaps and for practitioners who want to ascertain valuable topics in the literature that help them with their business problems.
Original languageEnglish
Article number4
Pages (from-to)39-66
Number of pages28
JournalPacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Strategic Information System Planning
  • Information System Planning
  • SISP
  • Information System Alignment

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