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Information technology governance, funding and structure: A case analysis of a public university in Malaysia

Noor Azizi Ismail (Faculty of Accountancy, College of Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Kedah, Malaysia)

Campus-Wide Information Systems

ISSN: 1065-0741

Article publication date: 20 June 2008

Abstract

Purpose

The paper's purpose is to investigate the issues of IT governance, funding and structure of a public university in Malaysia.

Design/methodology/approach

The study uses a case study approach, i.e. a series of interviews with users and information services provider of campus information system.

Findings

The university lacks a common approach to decision making or forum for making comprehensive assessments of IT planning and funding strategy. The campus information system was developed in an uncoordinated manner, reflecting interests of different departmental units, and a decision support system is almost non‐existent. A new IT planning structure with clear roles and responsibilities is proposed to overcome existing barriers to effective campus information system.

Originality/value

This is the first study to investigate the issue of IT governance, funding and structure in Malaysian universities using a case study approach.

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Citation

Azizi Ismail, N. (2008), "Information technology governance, funding and structure: A case analysis of a public university in Malaysia", Campus-Wide Information Systems, Vol. 25 No. 3, pp. 145-160. https://doi.org/10.1108/10650740810886321

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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