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Definition and Validation of a Business IT Alignment Method for Enterprise Governance Improvement in the Context of Processes Based Organizations


  • Feltus, Christophe
  • Michael, Petit
  • Georges, Ataya


These days, it is remarkable to note the growing of interest in professional responsibility. Specifically, the responsibility a person commits to when he or she performs a task. Based on a review of research currently performed in the field of policy (from corporate to technical ones), we observe that the perception of responsibility has often been limited to a combination of rights and obligations. In addition, we are seeing a re-emergence in business (for example, in the financial sector) of a belief that business ethics foundation can be improved and that a renewed focus in this area would help to prevent future breakdowns in the system. With regard to improving business/IT alignment and corporate ICT governance, it becomes increasingly important to define a commonly accepted personal responsibility model that embodies important and well-known concepts like accountability, capability and commitment. Moreover, because responsibility constitutes a fundamental notion of management theory, it is likewise identified as a meaningful bridge toward organizational artifacts. Exploiting process-based approach to define policy seems to offer new research opportunities since process-based organization becomes a continuous widely spread structure.

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  • Feltus, Christophe & Michael, Petit & Georges, Ataya, 2008. "Definition and Validation of a Business IT Alignment Method for Enterprise Governance Improvement in the Context of Processes Based Organizations," MPRA Paper 21642, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 02 Dec 2008.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:21642

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    Cited by:

    1. Christophe, Feltus, 2010. "Building a Responsibility Model to Foster Information Technology: Contributions from Social Sciences," MPRA Paper 83356, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Feltus, Christophe & Khadraoui, Djamel, 2017. "Strengthening the Management of Ubiquitous Internet by Refining ISO/IEC 27001 Implementation Using a Generic Responsibility Model," MPRA Paper 77512, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    ICT Governance; Responsibility model; Capability; Accountability; Commitment.;

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    • D80 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - General


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