The Evolution of Information Systems Strategic Models: From IT Management to IT Governance. The FIAT Case

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This paper aims to analyse the evolution of Information Systems strategic models during the latest 10 years, pointing out the passage from a management paradigm to a governance paradigm. The paper is divided into three parts. In the first part, the author compares the two paradigms – IT management and IT governance – finding evidences for this evolution in academic literature, professional standards and business implementation. In the second part, drivers for IT governance implementation and IT governance strategic models are analysed, trying to understand the main reasons for the evolution from the first paradigm to the latter and introducing a typical model for IT governance in business. In the third part, an empirical business case is studied, that is, IT governance strategic model in FIAT Group Automobiles, to support with concrete evidence the theoretical framework introduced in the previous two parts.


Business Process Information System Strategic Goal Financial Disclosure Strategic Vision 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Business AdministrationUniversity of GenovaGenovaItaly

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