On governing collaborative information technology (IT): a relational perspective

Prasad, Acklesh, Green, Peter and Heales, Jon (2013) On governing collaborative information technology (IT): a relational perspective. Journal of Information Systems, 27 1: 237-259. doi:10.2308/isys-50326

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Author Prasad, Acklesh
Green, Peter
Heales, Jon
Title On governing collaborative information technology (IT): a relational perspective
Journal name Journal of Information Systems   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0888-7985
Publication date 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2308/isys-50326
Open Access Status
Volume 27
Issue 1
Start page 237
End page 259
Total pages 23
Place of publication Sarasota, FL, United States
Publisher American Accounting Association
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract Organizations today invest in collaborative IT to engage in collaborative alliances to sustain or improve their competitive positions. Effective use of this collaborative IT in an alliance requires a deeper understanding of their governance structures. This effort is to ensure the sustainability of these alliances. Through the relational view of the firm, we suggest relational lateral IT steering committees, relational IT operational committees, and relational IT performance management systems as IT governance structures for collaborative alliances. We then incorporate these structures, develop a model for approaches to governing collaborative IT, and evaluate the effectiveness for such governance structures in the IT-dependent alliances. We suggest that IT governance efforts of an alliance should contribute to their collaborative rent. We also suggest that the collaborative rent of an alliance would relate to the business value of its alliance partners. Field survey data containing 192 responses indicate a positive influence of the suggested IT governance efforts of the alliance on the collaborative rent of the alliance. The results also suggest a positive impact of the collaborative rent of the alliance on the business value of the alliance partners.
Keyword Business value
Collaborative organizational structures
Collaborative rent
IT governance structures
Relational view of the firm
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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