Enhancing IT governance practices: A model and case study of an organization's efforts

Bowen, Paul L., Cheung, May-Yin Decca and Rohde, Fiona H. (2007) Enhancing IT governance practices: A model and case study of an organization's efforts. International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, 8 3: 191-221. doi:10.1016/j.accinf.2007.07.002

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Author Bowen, Paul L.
Cheung, May-Yin Decca
Rohde, Fiona H.
Title Enhancing IT governance practices: A model and case study of an organization's efforts
Journal name International Journal of Accounting Information Systems   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1467-0895
1873-4723
Publication date 2007-09-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.accinf.2007.07.002
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 8
Issue 3
Start page 191
End page 221
Total pages 32
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Language eng
Subject 1503 Business and Management
Abstract For many organizations, Information Technology (IT) enabled business initiatives and IT infrastructure constitute major investments that, if not managed properly, may impair rather than enhance the organization's competitive position. Especially since the advent of Sarbanes–Oxley (SOX), both management and IT professionals are concerned with design, implementation, and assessment of IT governance strategies to ensure that technology truly serves the needs of the business. Via an in-depth study within one organisation, this research explores the factors influencing IT governance structures, processes, and outcome metrics. Interview responses to open-ended questions indicated that more effective IT governance performance outcomes are associated with a shared understanding of business and IT objectives; active involvement of IT steering committees; a balance of business and IT representatives in IT decisions; and comprehensive and well-communicated IT strategies and policies. IT governance also plays a prominent role in fostering project success and delivering business value.
Keyword IT governance
Case study
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Paper presented at the International Research Symposium on Accounting Information Systems 2006, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 9-10 December 2006

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