Towards an effective IT governance structure for organizations in developing economies

Samuwai, Jale, Prasad, Acklesh and Heales, John (2012). Towards an effective IT governance structure for organizations in developing economies. In: 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012. AMCIS 2012: 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems, Seattle, WA, USA, (1189-1196). 9-12 August, 2012.

Author Samuwai, Jale
Prasad, Acklesh
Heales, John
Title of paper Towards an effective IT governance structure for organizations in developing economies
Conference name AMCIS 2012: 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems
Conference location Seattle, WA, USA
Conference dates 9-12 August, 2012
Proceedings title 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012
Journal name 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012
Place of Publication Red Hook, NY, USA
Publisher Curran Associates
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9781622768271
9780615663463
Volume 2
Start page 1189
End page 1196
Total pages 8
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The pervasive use of IT is prominent amongst organizations in developing economies. However, there is growing evidence that these economies fail to capitalize on their IT investment to transform their organizations to be competitive both locally and globally. IT-related benefits are possible with appropriate governance of the IT-related resources, and we need to broaden our understanding on the IT governance mechanics suitable for organizations in the developing economies. In this study, we adopted an initial interpretive design to obtain a deeper understanding of the IT governance (ITG) environment and conceptions of the stakeholders on effective IT governance structures for the developing economies. We found that the presence of an IT Strategic Planning Committee, Multiple level of authority, and a Forum for informal discussions as the crucial components of an ITG structure in developing economies.
Subjects 1705 Computer Networks and Communications
1706 Computer Science Applications
1710 Information Systems
3309 Library and Information Sciences
Keyword Developing economies
IT governance
IT capabilities
Resource centric approach
Competitive advantages
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published as Paper AMCIS-1311-2012.R3.

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