Business Technology Organization

Managing Digital Information Technology for Value Creation - The SIGMA Approach

  • Vincenzo Morabito

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
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  4. Back Matter
    Pages 165-173

About this book


In this book the author aims to describe the path from Information Technology to Information Management and Information Governance. This path allows organizations to identify IT Business Value and take advantage of it. The book synthesizes the main approaches that have emerged in recent years, compares these approaches along multiple variables, and finally proposes an advanced and new approach to Information Governance, based on the concept of Organizational Absorptive Capacity.

Furthermore, the book presents a new approach to Information Management: the SIGMA (Strategic Information Governance Modelling and Assessment) approach. The new approach is centered on information as a key factor allowing integration between IT applications, organizational capabilities and business strategy. In particular, the Absorptive Capacity concept is presented and discussed: this concept represents the ability of an organization to maintain and absorb the potential of information and IT investments. After having presented and discussed the model, we also provide the reader with a brief presentation of how the SIGMA approach should be applied in companies.

The book adopts a scientific approach to ensure methodological rigour; however, it is also concrete and describes problems from the viewpoints of managers, adopting a clear and easy-to-understand language in order to capture the interest of top managers and graduate students.


Absorptive Capacity Digital Business Model Digital Management IT Business Value Management Information System SIGMA

Authors and affiliations

  • Vincenzo Morabito
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  1. 1., Department of Management and TechnologyBocconi UniversityMilanoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-32697-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-32698-1
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Chemical Manufacturing
Finance, Business & Banking
IT & Software
Consumer Packaged Goods