How Boards of Directors Can Contribute to Governing IT

L. Caluwe*, Steven De Haes, Carla Wilkin, T. Huygh

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Digital transformation is becoming ubiquitous as organizations increasingly rely on IT to create business value. As a result, IT strategy is increasingly intertwined with organizational strategy, with risks as IT becomes progressively more important, requiring both management and governance. Given boards of directors are ultimately accountable for strategic decision-making and control, these changes charge boards with accountability for governing digital assets. Whilst board-level IT governance should enable better organizational performance, research suggests that the value created by the board in governing IT depends on the roles they play. In exploring these roles, we use the more mature research domain of corporate governance to develop improved understanding of the type of board roles and the importance assigned by a board to governing IT.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 54th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2021
EditorsTung X. Bui
PublisherScholar Space, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780998133140
ISBN (Print)9780998133140
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2021
Event54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) - Kauai, United States
Duration: 5 Jan 20218 Jan 2021


Conference54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
Abbreviated titleHICSS 54
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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