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The Influence of Organizational Culture on IT Governance Performance: Case of The IT Department in a Large Swedish Company
Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för data- och systemvetenskap.
Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för data- och systemvetenskap.
Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för data- och systemvetenskap.
2016 (Engelska)Ingår i: Proceedings of the 49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences / [ed] Tung X. Bui, Ralph H. Sprague, Jr., IEEE Computer Society, 2016Konferensbidrag, Publicerat paper (Refereegranskat)
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IT governance is one of the top concerns of organizations today seeking to gain value from their IT investments and create competitive advantage. Organizational culture on the other hand is one of the various factors influencing IT governance performance. However there is not much research conducted to understand this topic deeply. This research thus, is exploring the influence of organizational culture on four IT governance performance outcomes through a case study in IT department of a large Swedish company. The results provide evidence that organizational culture is influencing IT governance performance. Specifically the current clan culture orientation of the IT department has led to a successful IT governance performance in cost-effective use of IT. Furthermore adhocracy as the preferred culture is identified to influence IT governance in effective use of IT for growth which is not so successful with the current clan culture.

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IEEE Computer Society, 2016.
Serie
Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, ISSN 1530-1605
Nyckelord [en]
Companies, Cultural differences, Measurement, Instruments, Computers
Nationell ämneskategori
Systemvetenskap, informationssystem och informatik
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data- och systemvetenskap
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-129737DOI: 10.1109/HICSS.2016.638ISBN: 978-0-7695-5670-3 (digital)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-129737DiVA, id: diva2:923867
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The 49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Kauai, Hawaii, 5–8 January 2016
Tillgänglig från: 2016-04-27 Skapad: 2016-04-27 Senast uppdaterad: 2018-04-04Bibliografiskt granskad
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1. Information Technology Governance: The Role of Organizational Culture and Structure
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2018 (Engelska)Doktorsavhandling, sammanläggning (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
Abstract [en]

Information Technology Governance (ITG) is among the most important challenges for the managers today. IT is not anymore just a supportive tool but also a strategic driver for the businesses. In the dynamic and competitive world of today, it is crucial for organizations to know how to govern IT rather than just to use it. IT governance deals with specifying responsibilities and decision rights to encourage the desirable behaviour from IT and generate value from IT investments. IT governance can impact the overall performance of organizations, however there are still difficulties in understanding IT governance and the factors that may influence it.

Organizational culture and structure are among the factors that have significant influence on many issues in an organization. According to previous research, organizational culture and structure need to be considered when implementing IT governance. However, there is a lack of research focusing on how organizational culture and structure can influence IT governance performance and implementation. Thus, the main research question addressed in this thesis is: How are organizational culture and structure related to IT governance? To address this question, this research has performed literature reviews and conducted case studies to investigate the role of organizational culture and structure on IT governance. As the first step, the previous literature was reviewed to find the gaps in the research on culture and IT governance. As the next step, four case studies were conducted to explore the influence of organizational culture and structure on IT governance. Two case studies have investigated the relation between organizational structure and IT governance implementation and performance in large organizations; and two other case studies investigated on how different types of organizational culture influence IT governance performance outcomes.

The results of this research respond to the research question by specifying the role of culture in IT governance through a categorization of prior research both from research and practice perspectives; specifying the influence of different organizational culture types on IT governance performance outcomes in different organizations; and by specifying IT organizational structure relationship with IT governance performance outcomes and IT governance implementation.

The research presented in this thesis provides both theoretical and empirical contributions to the IT governance research and practice.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Stockholm: Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University, 2018. s. 160
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Report Series / Department of Computer & Systems Sciences, ISSN 1101-8526 ; 18-006
Nyckelord
IT governance, organizational culture, organizational structure, IT governance performance, IT governance implementation
Nationell ämneskategori
Systemvetenskap, informationssystem och informatik
Forskningsämne
data- och systemvetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-154740 (URN)978-91-7797-211-2 (ISBN)978-91-7797-212-9 (ISBN)
Disputation
2018-06-04, L50, NOD-huset, Borgarfjordsgatan 12, Kista, Kista, 13:00 (Engelska)
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Tillgänglig från: 2018-05-08 Skapad: 2018-04-04 Senast uppdaterad: 2018-04-20Bibliografiskt granskad

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