Communications of the IIMA


The dynamism of business environments characterized by heightened competition and rapid technological change presents great challenge to IS- leadership roles in attaining a balance between innovation and stability, effectiveness and efficiency requirements of organizations. This paper presents a mathematical model based on structural path analysis to investigate the impact of IS- leadership roles on organizational change. The model presented in this study, first hypothesizes the relationship between three constructs namely: IS-transactional role, IS-transformational role and IT-enabled change and then develops a mathematical model of the relationship to test the hypotheses. The model was tested based on assumed data and a comparative analysis of the results of the model with IT-leadership success model based on empirical data collection was carried out. The results show that the proposed model is easier to use and compute than the IT-leadership success model.