Information Technology Governance in Public Organizations

Theory and Practice

  • Lazar Rusu
  • Gianluigi Viscusi

Part of the Integrated Series in Information Systems book series (ISIS, volume 38)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Edimara M. Luciano, Guilherme C. Wiedenhöft, Marie Anne Macadar, Gabriela V. Pereira
      Pages 3-26
    3. Lazar Rusu, Gideon Mekonnen Jonathan
      Pages 27-57
  3. Modeling

  4. Cases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Arlene Bailey, Indianna Minto-Coy, Dhanaraj Thakur
      Pages 201-227
    3. Johan Magnusson, Jacob Torell, Lidija Polutnik, Urban Ask
      Pages 253-267
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 285-286

About this book


This book examines trends and challenges in research on IT governance in public organizations, reporting innovative research and new insights in the theories, models and practices within the area. As we noticed, IT governance plays an important role in generating value from organization’s IT investments. However there are different challenges for researchers in studying IT governance in public organizations due to the differences between political, administrative, and practices in these organizations.

The first section of the book looks at Management issues, including an introduction to IT governance in public organizations; a systematic review of IT alignment research in public organizations; the role of middle managers in aligning strategy and IT in public service organizations; and an analysis of alignment and governance with regard to IT-related policy decisions.

The second section examines Modelling, including a consideration of the challenges faced by public administration; a discussion of a framework for IT governance implementation suitable to improve alignment and communication between stakeholders of IT services; the design and implementation of IT architecture; and the adoption of enterprise architecture in public organizations.

Finally, section three presents Case Studies, including IT governance in the context of e-government strategy implementation in the Caribbean; the relationship of IT organizational structure and IT governance performance in the IT department of a public research and education organization in a developing country; the relationship between organizational ambidexterity and IT governance through a study of the Swedish Tax Authorities; and the role of institutional logics in IT project activities and interactions in a large Swedish hospital.


IT Governance Enterprise Governance of IT Information Technology IT IT Alignment Digital Government Information Systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Lazar Rusu
    • 1
  • Gianluigi Viscusi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer and Systems SciencesStockholm UniversityKista, StockholmSweden
  2. 2.EPFL CDM MTEI CSIÉcole Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-58977-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-58978-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-0270
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-7968
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