An argument for centralization of IT governance in the public sector

James S. Denford, Gregory S. Dawson, Kevin C. Desouza

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Abstract

Using a configurational crisp set Qualitative Comparative Analysis (csQCA) approach, we find that effective public sector IT governance is structured differently than in the private sector. While states adopt a variety of IT governance structures, it is unmistakable that centralized yields better organizational outcomes than decentralized. As such, this paper makes a case for additional research in public sector governance in order to understand and explain these differences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages4493-4501
Number of pages9
Volume2015-March
ISBN (Print)9781479973675
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 26 2015
Event48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2015 - Kauai, United States
Duration: Jan 5 2015Jan 8 2015

Other

Other48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2015
CountryUnited States
CityKauai
Period1/5/151/8/15

Keywords

  • Centralization
  • IT governance
  • Public sector

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

Cite this

Denford, J. S., Dawson, G. S., & Desouza, K. C. (2015). An argument for centralization of IT governance in the public sector. In Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (Vol. 2015-March, pp. 4493-4501). [7070357] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2015.537