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Building a Specialized IT Governance Strategy for Higher Education: A Strategic Model

Chahid Abdelilah1, Souad Ahriz1, Kamal El Guemmat1 and Khalifa Mansouri1
  • 1 Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Higher Normal School of Technical Education Casablanca, Morocco


In this research, we delve into the implementation and impact of Information Technology Governance (ITG) in the dynamic landscape of university settings, where information technology is rapidly evolving. The study's primary aim is to investigate the various contingency factors that play a pivotal role in the effectiveness of ITG frameworks in academic environments. Utilizing a comprehensive approach, we conducted a systematic review of 72 scholarly articles sourced from online databases, analyzing the global application of ITG in universities through a blend of qualitative and quantitative research methods. Our findings underscore an increasing focus on ITG within the realm of higher education, a trend that has gained momentum in the aftermath of COVID-19. Notably, significant contributions to this field have emerged from Asia and Europe. Central to our study is the development of a novel ITG model, which is grounded in contingency theory and derived from a detailed case study conducted in five Moroccan universities. This model underscores the necessity for higher education institutions to adopt ITG strategies that are not only flexible but also specifically tailored to meet their individual needs and circumstances.

Journal of Computer Science
Volume 20 No. 7, 2024, 768-782


Submitted On: 23 December 2023 Published On: 2 May 2024

How to Cite: Abdelilah, C., Ahriz, S., El Guemmat, K. & Mansouri, K. (2024). Building a Specialized IT Governance Strategy for Higher Education: A Strategic Model. Journal of Computer Science, 20(7), 768-782.

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