Adoption and impact of IT governance and management practices: a COBIT 5 perspective

Steven De Haes*, T. Huygh, A.S. Joshi, Wim Van Grembergen

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This paper empirically investigates how adoption of IT governance and management processes, as identified in the IT governance framework COBIT 5, relates to the level of IT-related goals achievement, which in turn associates to the level of enterprise goals achievement. Simultaneously, this research project provides an international benchmark on how organizations are currently adopting the governance and management processes as identified in COBIT 5. The findings suggest that organizations are best in adopting the “IT factory” related management processes and that implementation scores drop in management and governance processes when more business and board involvement is required. Additionally, there are significant differences in perceived implementation maturity of COBIT 5 processes between SMEs and larger organizations. Also, the data offers empirical evidence that the COBIT 5 processes have a positive association with enterprise value creation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-72
Number of pages23
JournalInternational Journal of IT/Business Alignment and Governance
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


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