Information Systems Frontiers

, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp 593–610 | Cite as

It governance in the public sector: a conceptual model

  • Adriano Olímpio Tonelli
  • Paulo Henrique de Souza Bermejo
  • Pâmela Aparecida dos Santos
  • Larissa Zuppo
  • André Luiz Zambalde


Information technology governance (ITG) has been identified as an organizational ability of great importance for IT strategic alignment and the delivery of business though IT. However, the results and contribution of ITG are poorly understood. This work presents an explanatory model of the effects of IT governance mechanisms on IT and organizational performance of public organizations. To test the model, data was collected from a survey conducted in 146 Brazilian public organizations. Partial least squares analysis was applied to test the proposed model. The results indicate that (i) IT performance is positively correlated with organizational performance, (ii) relational mechanisms between IT and a business are determinant factors for the performance of IT, and also positively correlated with organizational performance, and (iii), decision structure and process maturity are not significantly correlated with IT performance.


Information technology governance IT management Strategic alignment Organizational performance IT performance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adriano Olímpio Tonelli
    • 1
  • Paulo Henrique de Souza Bermejo
    • 2
  • Pâmela Aparecida dos Santos
    • 2
  • Larissa Zuppo
    • 2
  • André Luiz Zambalde
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de Minas Gerais - Campus FormigaFormigaBrazil
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversidade Federal de LavrasLavrasBrazil

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