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A model of effective governance structures for developing economies

Samuwai, Jale and Prasad, Acklesh (2014) A model of effective governance structures for developing economies. [Conference Proceedings] (Unpublished)

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The level of IT investment amongst organisations in developing economies is rapidly increasing. Growing evidence however, indicates, that the majority of these economies still fail to fully capitalise on their IT investment to source business values. For business values to materialised, effective governance of IT investments and resources is paramount. Thus, this entails the presence of effective IT governance (ITG) structures as a crucial resource for organisations. The understanding of what ITG structures are suitable in developing economies is limited. Broadening our understanding on the nature of these structures is required. By interacting with various stakeholders in a developing economy context, we were able to gain an in-depth insight on the nature of these structures. We found that the presence of an organisational-wide strategic committee, a cross-functional IT operational committee, hierarchical and lateral communication systems , and cross-functional training as crucial components of an ITG structure in developing economies.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Accounting and Finance
Depositing User: Jale Samuwai
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2014 00:41
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2016 00:42

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