Understanding governance issues in an inter-organizational IS project

Riitta Hekkala, Cathy Urquhart, Michael Newman, Ari Heiskanen

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This interpretative grounded theory (GT) study describes and analyzes governance issues in a Nordic interorganizational information system (IOIS) project which spanned four user organizations, two suppliers, one national organization, a research organization and a Ministry. This study shows how GT can be used to gain significant insights to case study, and generate new concepts. We identified Organizing the project personnel, Leadership styles and Organizational learning and knowledge work as important selective codes that make up the Governance category. The paper concludes by discussing how organizing the project personnel, leadership styles and organizational learning issues could be attributed to governance and considers some theoretical and practical implications. © 2010 [Hekkala R, Urquhart C, Newman M & Heiskanen A].
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACIS 2010 Proceedings - 21st Australasian Conference on Information Systems|ACIS Proc. - Aus. Conf. Inf. Sys.
Place of PublicationAustralia
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event21st Australasian Conference on Information Systems, ACIS 2010 - Brisbane, QLD
Duration: 1 Jul 2010 → …


Conference21st Australasian Conference on Information Systems, ACIS 2010
CityBrisbane, QLD
Period1/07/10 → …
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  • Glaserian grounded theory method
  • Governance
  • Inter-organizational IS project


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