Expertise Center Digital Business & IT

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Mission of the expertise center

The goal of our expertise center is to develop new theories and best practices in the field of IT management and governance. We focus on how organizations enable their business and IT management to take up their responsibilities with regards to business/IT alignment and value IT investments. Digital Business & IT distributes innovative research, based on scientific methods and with a highly practical relevance in IT as well as the business community.

Main activities
  • Develop state-of-the-art research in four fundamental domains
  • Spread knowledge through publications, courses and conferences
  • Build a reference point embedded in an international network
  • Advise external organizations on projects via contract-based funding
  • Integrate knowledge to create high quality management education
  • Research project: Board level IT Governance

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Toolkit: Building Digital Leadership Capabilities for the Board

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This toolkit is written for boards who are seeking guidance on how to take up accountability for governing their digital assets in their organizations.






Steven De Haes
Associate Dean of Faculty, Academic Director Master in Managment

Wim Van Grembergen
PhD, IT Governance

Salvi Jansen
Researcher Expertise Center Digital Business & IT

Tim Huygh
Researcher Expertise Center Digital Business & IT

Anant Joshi
PhD, Researcher Expertise Center Digital Business & IT


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Towards the dynamic governance of digital assets

April 18, 2017 by Steven De Haes

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