Date Added: Jun 2012
Information Technology (IT) governance performs involve efforts by officialdom's leadership to influence IT-related verdicts through the location of decision rights and the organization of decision processes. The authors' focus is on two specific aspects of IT power: IT directing committees and IT-related communication strategies. Accepting an inductive research strategy inspecting qualitative data, they provide suggestion on the influence of these governance practices from three small- /medium-sized organizations. While each firm showed a centralized IT governance stance, differences in these firms' IT steering committees and governance-related communication policies were found to explain changes in the firms' IT use outcomes. Implications from their findings are presented in the form of proposals informing future research.