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Why Do You Control? The Concept of Control Purpose and Its Implications for IS Project Control Research

  title={Why Do You Control? The Concept of Control Purpose and Its Implications for IS Project Control Research},
  author={Ulrich Remus and M. Wiener and M. M{\"a}hring and C. Saunders and W. Cram},
Existing IS project control research primarily draws on agency theory to conceptualize control, relating control closely to aligning behaviors of self-interested controllees with organizational objectives. Recent studies in neighboring disciplines, however, suggest that the agency view of control is too narrow to fully understand control activities. Informed by these studies as well as drawing on stewardship and coordination theory, we introduce the concept of control purpose to the IS… Expand
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