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dc.contributor.authorMohamad, Shafi
dc.contributor.authorO'Leary, Conor
dc.contributor.authorBest, Peter
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-10T22:49:34Z
dc.date.available2017-09-10T22:49:34Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn17279232
dc.identifier.doi10.22495/cocv12i2c1p3
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/167614
dc.description.abstractInformation technology (IT) systems are becoming increasingly indispensable for organisations in their daily operations. Organisations therefore invest considerable capital in IT assets to support the IT needs of employees and other stakeholders. As the contemporary global business environment becomes increasingly reliant on IT, the need for IT to be governed effectively and efficiently grows. Boards play a critical role in the governance of organisations, yet despite the continued call for improved IT governance, there has been little research into how boards actually govern IT. Current research indicates boards appear to struggle to understand the state of IT within their companies and/or they lack appropriate IT skills in discussing IT issues. This study therefore assesses IT competences of boards using a model developed from a review of IT competence frameworks in three domains, namely IT organisations/associations, professional accounting associations and academic research. The model is then tested, using Malaysia as a case study to evaluate the level of Board IT competence. Malaysia was chosen in light of the attention drawn to corporate governance in the 9th Malaysia Plan report. A survey instrument extracted from the competences model lists 33 current critical IT issues facing boards. It then asked chief information officers (CIOs) of companies, to evaluate the importance of each issue and the level of competence their board has to deal with them. The results appear to show that there is a difference in the ranking of importance of issues and the level of IT competence boards currently hold based on what CIOs consider appropriate within a company. The findings will contribute to the research base on board IT competences from a Malaysian perspective thus highlighting areas for further improvement. If successful, the model can then be used to evaluate the state of IT governance in other international domains.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherVirtus Interpress
dc.publisher.placeUkraine
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom196
dc.relation.ispartofpageto206
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCorporate Ownership & Control
dc.relation.ispartofvolume12
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAuditing and Accountability
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAccounting, Auditing and Accountability
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBanking, Finance and Investment
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150102
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1501
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1502
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1503
dc.titleAssessing IT Competences of Boards of Directors: Perceptions of Malaysian CIOs
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionPublished
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics
gro.rights.copyright© 2015 VirtusInterpress. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
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gro.griffith.authorBest, Peter J.
gro.griffith.authorO'Leary, Conor
gro.griffith.authorMohamad, Shafi


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