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Professional Analysts and the Ongoing Construction of IT Governance

Journal article
Authors Johan Magnusson
Published in International Journal of IT/Business Alignment and Governance
Volume 1
Issue 2
ISSN 1947-9611
Publication year 2010
Published at Department of Business Administration
Department of Business Administration, Management Accounting Group
Language en
Links www.igi-global.com/journals/details...
Subject categories Social Sciences

Abstract

This article addresses the role of the professional analysts as actors within the field of IT Governance. Through a content analysis of over 400 reports from the largest commercial research firm, instances of normative statements are identified and analyzed. With the intended target group of the reports being Chief Information Officers, the findings show that the content of IT Governance has changed during the last three years. This is discussed in relation to the role that professional analysts play in an ongoing construction of IT Governance. The article concludes by identifying possible risks and benefits involved in using professional analysts as sources for best-practice, as well as calling for a more practice-based definition of IT Governance.

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