Designing Information Governance with a Focus on Competence Management in a Knowledge-Intensive Project Organization

Erkka Niemi, Sami Laine

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Companies can no longer rely on technology alone as a source of competitive advantage. They should treat corporate information as a key strategic asset. Researchers and practitioners have recognized the importance of information governance, but it is still a relatively new research area. In this action design
research we contribute to the prescriptive knowledge base on how to design and implement information governance in a real-life organizational context. The research was conducted from 2013 to 2016 in a publicly traded professional services company operating in the technology-consulting field. During the research period, the company implemented information governance practices to support its new competence management system and related competence management organization. According to our experience the implementation of the design principle, “information as an asset,” can lead to significant business benefits
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication21st International Conference on Information Quality (ICIQ 2016)
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of a meeting held 22-23 June 2016, Ciudad Real, Spain
PublisherCurran Associates, Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781510833012
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Information Quality - Ciudad Real, Spain
Duration: 22 Jun 201623 Jun 2016
Conference number: 21


ConferenceInternational Conference on Information Quality
Abbreviated titleICIQ
CityCiudad Real
Internet address


  • information governance
  • data governance
  • information resource
  • information asset
  • master data management


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