On governing collaborative Information Technology (IT) : a relational perspective

Prasad, Acklesh, Green, Peter, & Heales, Jon (2013) On governing collaborative Information Technology (IT) : a relational perspective. The Journal of Information Systems, 27(1), pp. 237-259.

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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 indicates 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.

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ID Code: 53983
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: This Journal article may have already been included in the HERDC 2013 Collection as it was first published online in 2012. The author requested that the copyright year of print edition be updated in ePrints to 2013.
Keywords: collaborative organizational structures , collaborative Rent, IT governance structures , business value, relational view of firm
DOI: 10.2308/isys-50326
ISSN: 1558-7959 (Online) 0888-7985 (Print)
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 American Accounting Association
Deposited On: 04 Oct 2012 22:19
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2014 06:37

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