Academy & Industry Research Collaboration Center (AIRCC)

Volume 11, Number 07, May 2021

Information Technology Governance of Japanese Companies; An Empirical Study


Michiko Miyamoto, Akita Prefectural University, Japan


IT has become an essential part of the organization. IT governance specifies the decision rights and accountability framework to encourage desirable behaviour in using IT. Concepts of IT governance has expanded to improve IT-business alignment under today’s business environment and prospects. This paper contributes to empirically knowledge of IT governance practices in Japanese organizations based on survey data gathered from 101 corporations, including large, medium, and small companies. The findings of the ordinal regression analyses in this study indicate that IT governance is associated with Strategic Alignment, Performance Measurement and Value Delivery, while Risk Management and Resource Management have positive but no significance association with IT governance.


IT Governance, IT-Business Alignment, Strategic Alignment Maturity, Regression Analysis.