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Using the Viable System Model to Study IT Governance Dynamics: Evidence from a Single Case Study

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dc.contributor.author Huygh, Tim
dc.contributor.author De Haes, Steven
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-28T02:10:09Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-28T02:10:09Z
dc.date.issued 2018-01-03
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-1-9
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/50501
dc.description.abstract This paper presents a single descriptive case study in which the viable system model (VSM) is used as a theoretical lens to model an organization’s contemporary IT governance system. The case presented herein was selected specifically for being a digitized company of which we knew that a lot of effort was put recently in their IT governance system. We find that the case company’s IT governance system maps well to the structure and underlying logic of the VSM. This paper contributes to the literature by providing an empirical justification exemplar on the applicability of systemic thinking in general, and the VSM in specific, for modelling enterprise governance and management of IT.
dc.format.extent 11 pages
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject IT Governance and its Mechanisms
dc.subject Case Study IT Governance Management Cybernetics Viable System Model (VSM)
dc.title Using the Viable System Model to Study IT Governance Dynamics: Evidence from a Single Case Study
dc.type Conference Paper
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2018.612
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