A comparative case study of three Korean firms: Applying an IT governance framework

Junghoon Lee, Jungwoo Lee, Ja Young Lee

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Research has recently begun to place greater emphasis on the strategic application of IT in seeking to integrate firms' IT infrastructures and business processes, thus boosting companies' business values. In this context, efforts have been made to formulate workable structures for companies' IT governance (ITG); however, little practical research has considered the effect of different forms of ITG in a range of domestic and multinational companies. This study undertakes a comparative case study analysis of the ITG setups of three large service sector firms in Korea. This research work sought to identify the activities, types, and determinants of firms' ITG decision making processes, and to suggest the basis on which forms of ITG may represent rational selections for given service companies. The study was based on in-depth interviews with representatives of three firms, analysis of in-house materials, and the application of multiple perspectives dealing with ITG domains. Case study analysis yielded a detailed picture of the characteristics of ITG related decision making within the firms, suggesting the validity of the proposed ITG framework. The proposed and partially validated ITG framework should be useful for further research and practice of ITG.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Technology Governance and Service Management
Subtitle of host publicationFrameworks and Adaptations
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9781605660080
Publication statusPublished - 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Business,Management and Accounting


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