A Comprehensive Review of Data Governance Literature

Olivia Benfeldt Nielsen

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Organizations have found that seemingly tedious data problems are
fundamentally business problems, and cannot be solved by the IT group alone.
Data governance has received growing attention from both practitioners and
academics as a promising approach to solving these issues. While the data
governance literature offer valuable contributions, these approaches all focus on
isolated aspects and no systematic review exists. This paper presents a review
of data governance literature, classifying authors, journals, research disciplines,
methods and related theoretical fields, providing researchers with an overview
of this emerging field. The paper is concluded by discussing implications and
suggestions for future research.
Original languageEnglish
JournalIRIS: Selected Papers of the Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia
Issue number8
Pages (from-to)120-133
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventIRIS - Halden, Norway
Duration: 6 Aug 20179 Aug 2017



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