Title: Does IT governance matter in e-HRM?

Authors: Miguel R. Olivas-Lujan, Gary W. Florkowski

Addresses: Administrative Sciences Department, College of Business Administration, Clarion University of Pennsylvania & Tecnologico de Monterrey, 840 Wood St., Clarion, PA 16214, USA. ' Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, 278c Mervis Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA

Abstract: Information Technology (IT) governance is the responsibility for systematically making decisions that will impact the use of IT in a firm. It has been touted as ||the single most important predictor of the value an organization generates from IT|| (Weill and Ross, 2004, pp.3-4). In this paper, we present the results of a survey-based study of US and Canadian firms that utilise IT for electronic Human Resource Management (e-HRM) purposes. To investigate whether the mode of HR-IT governance matters in terms of the intensity of usage of HR technologies, we used the Diffusion of Innovations (DOI) theory in a moderated mediation functional form (James and Brett, 1984). We find that the way an organisation assigns responsibility for decision making for HR Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) makes a difference in terms of the user (HR) and technical (Information Systems or IS) department factors that are statistically related to the intensity of HR technology usage.

Keywords: electronic HRM; human resource management; e-HRM; IT governance; HR technologies; Canada; USA; United States; technology intensity; human resources; information technology; ICT.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIS.2010.030625

International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2010 Vol.5 No.2, pp.134 - 147

Published online: 27 Dec 2009 *

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