Journal article

Board IT Governance in Context: Considering Governance Style and Environmental Dynamism Contingencies

Peng Liu, Ofir Turel, Chris Bart

INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT | AUERBACH PUBLICATIONS | Published : 2019

Abstract

We theorize that IT governance (ITG) by the board of directors is most effective when there is a fit between the dynamics of the business environment and the governance style through which board ITG is delivered. Survey findings from 110 board members largely supported these assertions. Findings show that authoritative governance style and environmental dynamism represent important boundary conditions for the efficacy of board ITG to achieve performance gains. Research and practical implications are discussed.