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A phenomenological study of critical success factors in implementing information governance
by Smith, Michael Scott, D.M., University of Phoenix, 2015, 173; 10004877
Abstract (Summary)

Information Governance (IG) professionals are overwhelmed by the complexities and ever changing regulations regarding data and information. To compound the issues are the increased volume, velocity, and variations of data from social media to corporate applications. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to determine critical success factors in implementing information governance within an enterprise information management program. The logic for using the qualitative method of research was to capture the lived experiences of the participants regarding the implementation of an information governance program. Phenomenology accentuates the subjective experiences and interpretations of the participants. Interviews were conducted with 20 IG professionals. The participants were interviewed using a semistructured interview providing open ended responses. The interviews were transcribed and six major themes emerged from the study that may provide insight into understanding the critical success factors in implementing information governance: (a) executive support, (b) risk management, (c) change management, (d) communication, (e) technology, and (f) strategy and planning. The study recommends further research from the findings of the study. Executive support must be engaged for the long-term IG program and support the IG professional by providing the necessary resources to manage risk, promote change management, and encourage open communication. Recommendations for IG professionals to consider based on this study include nurturing of executive sponsorship, the need to balance risk management with business value, the necessity of speaking the language of internal customers, building collaborative relationships, and leveraging the learning.

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Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Mohan, Steven
Commitee: North, Teresa, Plough, Jean
School: University of Phoenix
Department: School of Advanced Studies
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 77/06(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Business administration, Information Technology, Information science
Keywords: Critical success factors, Enterprise information, IG, Information, Information governance, Information lifecycle
Publication Number: 10004877
ISBN: 978-1-339-43208-3
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