African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4131

Full Length Research Paper

Information technology governance in Lebanese organizations

Hussin J. Hejase
  • Hussin J. Hejase
  • Faculty of Business Administration, Al Maaref University, Beirut, Lebanon.
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Ale J. Hejase
  • Ale J. Hejase
  • School of Business, The Islamic University of Lebanon, Beirut, Lebanon.
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Ghinwa Mikdashi
  • Ghinwa Mikdashi
  • Grenoble Ecole de Management, Grenoble, France.
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Alaa Al-Halabi
  • Alaa Al-Halabi
  • Faculty of Business and Economics, American University of Science and Technology, Beirut, Lebanon.
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Khaled Alloud
  • Khaled Alloud
  • Faculty of Business and Economics, American University of Science and Technology, Beirut, Lebanon.
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Rani Aridi
  • Rani Aridi
  • Faculty of Business and Economics, American University of Science and Technology, Beirut, Lebanon.
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  •  Received: 03 August 2016
  •  Accepted: 22 October 2016
  •  Published: 14 November 2016

Abstract

Information technology (IT) Governance is relatively a new topic in Lebanon whereby executives and board directors institute the appropriate leadership, organizational structure and processes so that the enterprise’s IT sustains and extends the organisation’s strategies and objectives. It has a well-defined process and specific components that enable organizations to effectively attain competitive advantage. This research aims to assess how Lebanese top management deal with IT Governance by assessing the level of maturity of the implementation of the said concept, and sheds light on the drivers and barriers behind IT Governance implementation. The research adopts a deductive, quantitative and comparative approach where data is gathered from different organizations and then analyzed in order to formulate a general proposition on the said status of IT Governance. The chosen research technique is survey questionnaire and the research statistical tool is statistical package for social sciences (SPSS). Detailed results are depicted using descriptive analysis as well as inferential analysis. Inferential analysis includes crosstabs and regression analysis. All the analyses are used as basis for the findings and to formulate a general proposition regarding the variables upon which implementation of IT Governance depends on. The research is concluded with lessons learned and future research recommendations.

 

Key words: Governance, IT, implementation, Lebanon.