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IT governance for SMES: a multiple case study

Jan Devos UGent, Hendrik Van Landeghem UGent and Dirk Deschoolmeester UGent (2007) Proceedings of the 15th European conference on information systems (ECIS 2007) : relevant rigour, rigorous relevance.
abstract
IT Governance is placing IT on the agenda of boards and CEOs. Research on the IT value proposition is broad and elaborate but mostly focussed on large enterprises. Despite the numerous successes illustrating the advantages of bringing IT/IS into organizations it is broadly accepted that the processes of designing, developing, implementing and using IS are cumbersome and not straightforward. Recent and older reports show that IS projects frequently fail. The focus of our research is the relation of IT and SMEs (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) in an outsourced environment. We have chosen for a qualitative and positivistic IS case study research strategy based on multiple cases. Considering the current state of the research we have formulated two general research objectives: 1) to extend our knowledge of IS failures in an outsourced SME environment and 2) to clarify the link between the insights of failed IS projects and the principles of IT governance. The research was started in 2006 with the development of the case study database and an extensive literature study. We intend to finish our work by the end of 2008.
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author
organization
year
type
conference
publication status
published
subject
keyword
Agency Theory, IT Outsourcing, IS Success, IS Failures, IT Governance, SMEs, Case Study, IT/IS, Positivism.
in
Proceedings of the 15th European conference on information systems (ECIS 2007) : relevant rigour, rigorous relevance
editor
Hubert Österle, Joachim Schelp and Robert Winter
pages
8 pages
publisher
University of St. Gallen
place of publication
St. Gallen, Switzerland
conference name
15th European conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2007)
conference location
St. Gallen, Switzerland
conference start
2007-06-07
conference end
2007-06-09
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
C1
additional info
publication on CD-Rom
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1059446
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1059446
date created
2010-10-15 13:48:17
date last changed
2011-02-28 16:52:36
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  abstract     = {IT Governance is placing IT on the agenda of boards and CEOs. Research on the IT value proposition is broad and elaborate but mostly focussed on large enterprises. Despite the numerous successes illustrating the advantages of bringing IT/IS into organizations it is broadly accepted that the processes of designing, developing, implementing and using IS are cumbersome and not straightforward. Recent and older reports show that IS projects frequently fail. The focus of our research is the relation of IT and SMEs (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) in an outsourced environment. We have chosen for a qualitative and positivistic IS case study research strategy based on multiple cases. Considering the current state of the research we have formulated two general research objectives: 1) to extend our knowledge of IS failures in an outsourced SME environment and 2) to clarify the link between the insights of failed IS projects and the principles of IT governance. The research was started in 2006 with the development of the case study database and an extensive literature study. We intend to finish our work by the end of 2008.},
  author       = {Devos, Jan and Van Landeghem, Hendrik and Deschoolmeester, Dirk},
  booktitle    = {Proceedings of the 15th European conference on information systems (ECIS 2007) : relevant rigour, rigorous relevance},
  editor       = {{\"O}sterle, Hubert and Schelp, Joachim and Winter, Robert},
  keyword      = {Agency Theory,IT Outsourcing,IS Success,IS Failures,IT Governance,SMEs,Case Study,IT/IS,Positivism.},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {St. Gallen, Switzerland},
  pages        = {8},
  publisher    = {University of St. Gallen},
  title        = {IT governance for SMES: a multiple case study},
  year         = {2007},
}

Chicago
Devos, Jan, Hendrik Van Landeghem, and Dirk Deschoolmeester. 2007. “IT Governance for SMES: a Multiple Case Study.” In Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2007) : Relevant Rigour, Rigorous Relevance, ed. Hubert Österle, Joachim Schelp, and Robert Winter. St. Gallen, Switzerland: University of St. Gallen.
APA
Devos, J., Van Landeghem, H., & Deschoolmeester, D. (2007). IT governance for SMES: a multiple case study. In H. Österle, J. Schelp, & R. Winter (Eds.), Proceedings of the 15th European conference on information systems (ECIS 2007) : relevant rigour, rigorous relevance. Presented at the 15th European conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2007), St. Gallen, Switzerland: University of St. Gallen.
Vancouver
1.
Devos J, Van Landeghem H, Deschoolmeester D. IT governance for SMES: a multiple case study. In: Österle H, Schelp J, Winter R, editors. Proceedings of the 15th European conference on information systems (ECIS 2007) : relevant rigour, rigorous relevance. St. Gallen, Switzerland: University of St. Gallen; 2007.
MLA
Devos, Jan, Hendrik Van Landeghem, and Dirk Deschoolmeester. “IT Governance for SMES: a Multiple Case Study.” Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2007) : Relevant Rigour, Rigorous Relevance. Ed. Hubert Österle, Joachim Schelp, & Robert Winter. St. Gallen, Switzerland: University of St. Gallen, 2007. Print.