Gouvernance des TI et Rentabilité des Investissements en TI: Une Analyse Empirique

Translated title of the contribution: IT governance and IT investment performance: An empirical analysis

Bin Gu, Ling Xue, Gautam Ray

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We analyze the influence of IT governance on IT investment performance using a sample dataset from Fortune 1000 firms. A key challenge in the study is that the appropriate IT governance mode varies across firms and across business units. We address the challenge by developing an empirical model based on earlier studies on multiple contingency factors of IT governance. We use the model to predict the appropriate IT governance mode for each business unit and use the difference between the predicted and observed IT governance mode to derive a measure of a firm's IT governance misalignment. We find that firms with high IT governance misalignment receive no benefits from IT investments, while firms with low IT governance misalignment obtain two to three times the value from IT investments compared to firms with average IT governance misalignment. Our results highlight the importance of IT governance in realizing value from IT investments.

Translated title of the contributionIT governance and IT investment performance: An empirical analysis
Original languageFrench
Title of host publicationICIS 2008 Proceedings - Twenty Ninth International Conference on Information Systems
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event29th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2008 - Paris, France
Duration: Dec 14 2008Dec 17 2008




  • Business value of IT
  • IT governance
  • IT investments
  • ROA analysis
  • Tobin's q

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems


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