The Endogenous-Exogenous Interplay of IT Governance
Faculty of Business and Law
School of Management
Governance is gaining increasing attention following recent corporate scandals such as Enron. IT Governance is part of Corporate Governance and while its benefits are widely recognised, no consensus exist on its scope. This paper reviews various definitions and best practice frameworks of IT Governance, including ValIT, COBIT, ITIL and ISO17799:2000. From this it is concluded that tensions potentially exist between their endogenous aspects (e,g. risk and security) and exogenous aspects (e,g. alignment). These are further categorised as being operational and strategic. A research agenda is proposed in which these aspects are investigated to provide greater insight into the adoption of a framework best suited to meet the organisation's goals.