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Journal Issue
Volume 17 Issue 1, Special issue from ECIME 2013 / Jul 2014  pp1‑121

Editor: Prof Przemyslaw Lech

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Editorial for the Special ECIME Edition of EJISE ‑ ECIME2013  pp1‑2

Prof. Przemys›aw Lech

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The Adoption of Cloud Computing by Irish SMEs … an Exploratory Study  pp3‑14

Dr. Marian Carcary, Dr. Eileen Doherty, Gerard Conway

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A Case for Non‑Profit Organisations to engage in the use of Shared Computing Services  pp15‑22

Barbara Crump, Raja Peter

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Building Persuasiveness into Information Systems  pp23‑35

Marja Harjumaa, Salla Muuraiskangas

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Enterprise System Implementation from the Functional Consultants’ Perspective  pp36‑46

Przemysław Lech

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Identifying Multiple Dimensions of a Business Case: A Systematic Literature Review  pp47‑59

Kim Maes, Wim Van Grembergen, Steven De Haes

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Enabling Virtual Communities of Practice: A Case‑study of Swedish‑Indian collaboration in IT development  pp60‑70

Minna Salminen-Karlsson

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Ontology of Information Security in Enterprises  pp71‑87

Stephen Schiavone, Lalit Garg, Kelly Summers

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Organisational Value of Social Technologies: An Australian Study  pp88‑99

Mohini Singh, Konrad Peszynski

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Role of Information Systems for Strategic Agility in Supply Chain Setting: Telecommunication Industry Study  pp100‑112

Nicholas Blessing Mavengere

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Responsibility and Accountability for Information Asset Management (IAM) in Organisations  pp113‑121

Nina Evans, James Price

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Abstract

Abstract: The key resources that need to be effectively deployed to meet business objectives are Financial Assets, Human Assets, Physical Assets and Information Assets (IA). Information Assets are a critical business resource for most organisations, ye t they are typically poorly managed and the potential, tangible benefits from improving the management of these assets are seldom realised. Business governance refers to the decisions that must be made to ensure effective business management and also to w ho makes these decisions, i.e. who is responsible and accountable. Very little research has been undertaken on the role and responsibilities of various stakeholders in information asset management. This paper reports on qualitative research via confidenti al interviews that were conducted with C‑level executives and Board members of Australian and South African organisations in both private and public sectors, to identify their perceptions of who is responsible and accountable for the management of Informa tion Assets in their organisations. The research found that the information management decisions that must be made, and by whom, is often not clear in these organisations Responsibility and accountability is therefore inappropriately imposed. 

 

Keywords: Keywords: Information Assets, IA, governance, Information Asset Management, IAM, responsibility, accountability

 

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