Towards an effective IT governance structure for organizations in developing economies

Samuwai, Jale, Prasad, Acklesh, & Heales, Jon (2012) Towards an effective IT governance structure for organizations in developing economies. In 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems, 9-11 August 2012, Seattle, Washington.


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.

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ID Code: 50433
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: Developing economies, IT governance, IT capabilities, Resource centric approach, competitive advantages
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > ACCOUNTING AUDITING AND ACCOUNTABILITY (150100) > Accounting Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified (150199)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 [Please consult the author]
Deposited On: 17 May 2012 22:34
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2014 17:47

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