An Empirical Study on the Importance of IT Governance Commitment in IT Service Management for Outsourcing Performance

아웃소싱 성과를 위한 IT 서비스 관리에서 IT 거버넌스 커미트먼트의 중요성에 대한 연구

  • 이종만 (동양미래대학 인터넷비즈니스과) ;
  • 구철모 (조선대학교 경영학부) ;
  • 남기찬 (서강대학교 경영대학)
  • Received : 2010.08.02
  • Accepted : 2010.09.07
  • Published : 2010.09.01


IT outsourcing studies have centered on the separate effect of formal contract and relational trust on IT outsourcing performance. In addition, previous studies ignored the importance of the relational capability that combine the formal contract and partnership can be able to deliver IT outsourcing effects. In this paper, we propose an IT governance commitment as a mediated role between relational capability and IT outsourcing performance. We collected data from 143 client companies of IT outsourcing and analyzed it using the PLS method. Our findings are revealed as following: At first, relational capability significantly and directly influence IT governance commitment as well as indirectly through formal contract and partnership. Secondly, IT governance commitment mediate between relational capability and IT outsourcing effect, and in turn affect IT outsourcing performance. The results and implications are further discussed.