Corporate governance of IT: a case study in an Australian government department

Carla Wilkin, John Campbell

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    Harnessing the power from Information Technology (IT) has been a focus of research and practice for many decades, yet statistics show that many organizations are yet to fully realize the value from investment in IT. Whilst numerous frameworks and standards have been published to help organizations achieve value from IT investment, research demonstrating whether newer standards have manifested success is scarce. Thus, the objective of this paper is to investigate, through a case study, how Corporate Governance of IT (CGIT) is practiced in a large, complex, not-for-profit setting like the Australian Federal Government. In doing so the study assesses the relationship between the governance practices deployed in a large scale IT project in this setting, and the ISO/IEC 38500 standard that deals with CGIT. Findings indicate the presence of governance practices, but the need for more, particularly in ISO/IEC 38500’s monitoring task. The study also demonstrates the practical value of using an IT governance standard in a real world setting, and in this way contributes to Design Theory.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPACIS 2010 Proceedings: Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems
    Place of PublicationOnline
    PublisherAIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
    Number of pages12
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event14th PACIS 2010: Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS) - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
    Duration: 9 Jul 201012 Jul 2010


    Conference14th PACIS 2010: Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS)
    Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China


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