Profiling Organizational IT Assimilation for Information Governance

10 Pages Posted: 5 Nov 2014 Last revised: 9 Nov 2014

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Amitava Dutta

George Mason University - Department of Information Systems and Operations Management

Rahul Roy

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta

Priya Seetharaman

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta

Date Written: November 4, 2014

Abstract

At its root, information governance deals with mechanisms to ensure that the information resource yields appropriate returns to the organization. However, IT is deeply embedded in organizations. Given this embeddedness, a key input to information governance therefore, is a comprehensive profile of the current state of assimilation of IT within an organization. Based on detailed interviews of senior executives in three large organizations, this exploratory study presents a preliminary model to assess an organization’s state of IT assimilation. Given the multifaceted nature of IT assimilation, we inductively extract general concepts from the specifics of the case studies to identify the dimensions of this phenomenon and characterize different levels of each. A major conceptual challenge is that, while IT assimilation has several dimensions, a profiling model must be parsimonious and ordinal to be practically useful. Usage of the model for information governance is also discussed.

Keywords: IT assimilation, dimensions of assimilation, information governance

Suggested Citation

Dutta, Amitava and Roy, Rahul Kumar and Seetharaman, Priya, Profiling Organizational IT Assimilation for Information Governance (November 4, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2519197 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2519197

Amitava Dutta

George Mason University - Department of Information Systems and Operations Management ( email )

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Rahul Kumar Roy

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta ( email )

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Priya Seetharaman (Contact Author)

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta ( email )

Joka
Diamond Harbour Road
Kolkata, 700104
India

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