Volume 6

V6 N4 Pages 49-61

November 2013

The Impact of Regulatory Changes on IS Strategy: An Exploratory Study

Bryan Reinicke
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Wilmington, NC 28403, USA

Kerry Ward
University of Nebraska, Omaha
Omaha, NE 68182, USA

Abstract: While a large number of papers have examined Information Systems Strategy and the various factors that impact it, there are a number of areas that have been largely overlooked. One of these is the role of government regulation on the planning and implementation of IS strategy. In this paper we present a preliminary examination of the impact of the regulatory environment on IS strategy and as-sert that meeting the demands of the regulatory requirements is a driver in an organization’s IS strat-egy. In addition, the study found that regulatory requirements can have both a direct and indirect effect on IS strategy. This key assertion is supported with observations from a multiple case study.

Keywords: IS Strategy, Regulatory Environment, case study

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Recommended Citation: Reinicke, B., Ward, K. (2013). The Impact of Regulatory Changes on IS Strategy: An Exploratory Study. Journal of Information Systems Applied Research, 6(4) pp 49-61. http://jisar.org/2013-6/ ISSN: 1946-1836. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of CONISAR 2012)