- List of Contributors
- Historical Reflections on the Practice of Information Management and Implications for the Field of MIS
- Tracing the History of the Information Systems Field
- The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth: High‐Quality Research in Information Systems
- Systems Thinking and Soft Systems Methodology
- Structuration Theory
- Institutional Theory of Information Technology
- ‘Everything is Dangerous’: Rethinking Michel Foucault and the Social Study of ICT
- Critical Social Information Systems Research
- Hermeneutics and Meaning‐Making in Information Systems
- Phenomenology, Screens, and <i>Screenness</i>: Returning to the World Itself
- Post‐structuralism, Social Shaping of Technology, and Actor‐Network Theory: What Can They Bring to IS Research?
- Further Developments in Information Systems Strategizing: Unpacking the Concept
- Rethinking Business–IT Alignment
- IT‐Dependent Strategic Initiatives and Sustained Competitive Advantage: A Review, Synthesis, and an Extension of the Literature
- Changing the Story Surrounding Enterprise Systems to Improve our Understanding of What Makes ERP Work in Organizations
- A Multi‐theoretic Approach to IT Governance: The Need for Commitment as well as Alignment
- Rethinking Information Systems Security
- Mobile IT
- A Review of the IT Outsourcing Literature: Insights for Practice
- Managing Knowledge Work
- Rethinking Gender and MIS for the Twenty‐First Century
- Green Digits: Towards an Ecology of IT Thinking
- Ethics and ICT
- IT, Globalization, and Human Development: A Personal View
- Discourses on Innovation and Development in Information Systems in Developing Countries Research
- From Instrumentality to Emergence in Information Systems
Abstract and Keywords
This article discusses information technology (IT) governance in relation to its ability. It draws upon the more general corporate governance literature as well as the specific IT governance literature. It focuses on ensuring that managers make decisions that maximize the interests of shareholders. This article combines aspects of the stakeholder and stockholder views of the firm, and considers governance to be about ensuring that IT decisions are made in the interests of the long-term sustainability of the organization. It ensures such sustainability through balancing the need to make a profit with respect for the rights of people. This governance relates to how to ensure ethical decision-making and improved corporate social responsibility so that decisions are made which focus on the sustainability of a company in social, financial, and environment context.
Sue Newell is the Cammarata Professor of Management, Bentley University, USA, and a part-time Professor of Information Management at Warwick University, UK. She has a B.Sc. and Ph.D. from Cardiff University, UK. Sue's research focuses on understanding the relationships between innovation, knowledge, and organizational networking (ikon), primarily from an organizational theory perspective. She was one of the founding members of ikon, a research centre based at Warwick University. Her research emphasizes a critical, practice-based understanding of the social aspects of innovation, change, knowledge management, and inter-firm networked relations. Sue has published over eighty-five journal articles in the areas of organization studies, management, and information systems, as well as numerous books and book chapters. Administratively, Sue is the Director of the Ph.D. at Bentley and led the effort to design, develop, and implement two new Ph.D.s, one in Business and one in Accountancy. In terms of teaching Sue has taught at all levels--undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, and executive--and focuses on designing innovative courses that emphasize the practical of solid theoretical foundations.
Cynthia Clark Williams is the Director of the Harold S. Geneen Institute of Corporate Governance at Bentley University and an assistant professor of management. She holds a Ph.D. from the honours programme at Boston University and an M.A. from Northwestern University. Her research interests are primarily in the areas of ethics, corporate disclosures, and governance. Her research has been published in MIS Quarterly, Business Ethics Quarterly, Business & Society, and the Case Research Journal to name a few. She teaches courses in strategy and social issues in management.
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