Measuring top management's IT governance knowledge absorptive capacity

Ali, Syaiful, Green, Peter and Robb, Alastair (2012) Measuring top management's IT governance knowledge absorptive capacity. Journal of Information Systems, 27 1: 137-155. doi:10.2308/isys-50325

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Author Ali, Syaiful
Green, Peter
Robb, Alastair
Title Measuring top management's IT governance knowledge absorptive capacity
Journal name Journal of Information Systems   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0888-7985
Publication date 2012-10-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2308/isys-50325
Volume 27
Issue 1
Start page 137
End page 155
Total pages 37
Place of publication Sarasota, FL, United States
Publisher American Accounting Association
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Top management’s involvement in IT governance appears to positively influence the
establishment and implementation of effective IT governance within organizations.
Considering the lack of advancement in the area in practice, this study offers a deeper
understanding of dimensions that help to explain top management’s knowledge of IT
governance. Using absorptive capacity as its theoretical underpinning, and based on
Australian empirical data, this study shows that for top management to achieve higher levels of absorptive capacity of IT governance knowledge (ACAP-ITG), they need to focus on four dimensions: prior relevant knowledge, effective communication network, appropriate communication climate, and effective knowledge scanning. To further support the usefulness of the ACAP-ITG construct, this study empirically tested the relationship between the construct and corporate performance. This study presents top management in organizations with useful measures that can help them assess their organization’s strengths and weaknesses related to ACAP-ITG.
Keyword Top management
IT governance
Absorptive capacity theory
Second order confirmatory factor analysis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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