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Mechanisms of power inscription into IT governance: lessons from two national digital identity systems

Medaglia, Rony, Eaton, Ben, Hedman, Jonas and Whitley, Edgar A. ORCID: 0000-0003-1779-0814 (2021) Mechanisms of power inscription into IT governance: lessons from two national digital identity systems. Information Systems Journal. ISSN 1350-1917

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Identification Number: 10.1111/isj.12325

Abstract

Establishing IT governance arrangements is a deeply political process, where relationships of power play a crucial role. While the importance of power relationships is widely acknowledged in IS literature, specific mechanisms whereby the consequences of power relationships affect IT governance arrangements are still under-researched. This study investigates the way power relationships are inscribed in the governance of digital identity systems in Denmark and the United Kingdom, where public and private actors are involved. Drawing on the theoretical lens of circuits of power, we contribute to research on the role of power in IT governance by identifying two distinct mechanisms of power inscription into IT governance: power cultivation and power limitation.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/13652575
Additional Information: © 2021 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Divisions: Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2021 13:45
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 02:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/108207

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