Call for book chapters: “Information Technology Governance in Public Organizations – Theory and Practice”

Call for book chapters: “Information Technology Governance in Public Organizations – Theory and Practice”


Lazar Rusu, Stockholm University, Sweden
Gianluigi Viscusi, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland


Springer - Integrated Series in Information Systems

The book is scheduled to be published by Springer International Publishing AG, in Integrated Series in Information Systems. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit The publication is anticipated to be released in 2017.


The research in IT governance in public organizations has already captured the attention of researchers, policy makers and IT practitioners and different research studies have been reported in this topic both in developed and developing countries.

The researchers studying IT governance in public organizations have encountered different challenges that are mainly due to the differences between political, administrative, and practices in these organizations. Some of these challenges are related to governance processes and policy-making mechanisms change due to the application of ICT-enabled innovation. Moreover, the dilemma is actually related to governance and alignment issues between policy ICT-enabled initiatives and the diverse stakeholders they involve. Furthermore, public organizations are now very concern to make more steps towards digitalization and transform their services. Therefore this requires from organization’s management to focus on having effective IT governance in their organization that as result will enable IT alignment and will create business value from IT investments.  For this purpose public organization’s management has given a special attention to IT Governance that has growth in importance.

The book’s primary contribution will be to highlight the actual trends and challenges in research in IT governance in public organizations with the aim to report innovative research and new insights in the theories, models and practices in this research topic.

Topics of interest:

In particular, contributions will mainly include but are not limited to the followings: IT governance structures, processes and relational mechanisms in public organizations; IT alignment in public organizations; digital governance in public organizations; critical success factors in IT governance implementation in public organizations; IT leadership in public organizations; ICT-enabled governance innovation in public organizations; theoretical models for studying IT governance and IT alignment in public organizations; and practices of IT governance implementation in public organizations.

Submission Procedure:

Full book chapters (15-20 pages) are expected by May 15, 2015. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. Submissions of the book chapters will be done through easy chair:

The manuscripts will be submitted in a word format and the contributors should follow the Springer guidelines for formatting the book chapters. More information about this issue you could find here:

Important Dates:

May 15, 2016              Full Chapter Submission
August 15, 2016         Review Results to Authors
September 15, 2016  Revised Chapter Submission

For any questions concerning the book please contact the editors:

Professor Lazar Rusu
Stockholm University
Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV)
Borgarfjordsgatan 12, P.O. Box 7003, 164 07 Kista, Sweden

Dr. Gianluigi Viscusi
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
College of Management of Technology (CDM) – CSI
ODY 1 16 (Odyseea) Station 5, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland

About Lazar Rusu

I am professor at Department of Computer and Systems Sciences from Stockholm University where I am teaching and doing research in the area of IT Management and Governance.
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