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IT Governance Mechanisms to Foster Digital Transformation in Higher Education Institutions

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Digital transformation (DT) has emerged as an important phenomenon that attracts the attention of both researchers and practitioners in all kind of industry and refers to the changes experienced by institutions and society in general as a consequence of the use of new digital technologies. In order to support the management of these digital technologies IT governance (ITG) plays an important role in organizations’ digital initiatives in particular in Higher education institutions (HEIs), adopting formal ITG mechanisms. Few studies have investigated the ITG mechanisms in Digital Transformation. This paper aims to analyse the ITG mechanisms that influence digital transformation in a Higher Education Institution based on eleven dimensions of DT in HEIs. A case study was carried out in a large and public university in the Republic of Kazakhstan. This study identified how IT governance mechanisms may impact each one of these eleven dimensions and how these mechanisms can foster DT in a university. Findings revealed that mechanisms related to innovation, tests and experiments of solutions, sharing knowledge, training, are some examples that contribute to the university enhancing DT. This study contributes to topic that is little explored and deserves more research. This article concludes by presenting key contributions, limitations and future work.

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This research has been funded by the Science Committee of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan (AP09057847 « Formation and development of a knowledge economy in the condition of digitalization of the Republic of Kazakhstan: conceptual basis and implementation perspective»).

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Bianchi, I., Shurenov, N., Tovma, N., Maslova, I., Shansharkhanov, A. (2023). IT Governance Mechanisms to Foster Digital Transformation in Higher Education Institutions. In: Pereira, R., Bianchi, I., Rocha, Á. (eds) Digital Technologies and Transformation in Business, Industry and Organizations. Studies in Systems, Decision and Control, vol 497. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-40710-9_5

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