Framing the Frameworks: A Review of IT Governance Research

  title={Framing the Frameworks: A Review of IT Governance Research},
  author={Allen E. Brown and Gerald G. Grant},
  journal={Commun. Assoc. Inf. Syst.},
With the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in the United States in 2002, and an ever-increasing corporate focus on ensuring prudent returns on technology investments, the notion of IT governance became a major issue for both business practitioners and academics. Although the term “IT governance” is a relatively new addition to the syntax of academic research, significant previous work is reported on IT decisions rights and IT loci of control, notions that are synonymous with the current… 

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