Risk management in IT departments: A process perspective

N. Azizi, B. Rowlands

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This research reports on a field based research investigation into the processes of implementing Risk Management (RM) schemes in IT departments from a sensemaking perspective. Participation and implementation of the framework is conceptualised as a process of organisational learning. The literature on RM, specifically implementation issues associated with RM schemes, is reviewed. This paper focuses on contextual and processual elements as well as the action of key players associated with implementation. This research also suggests a different approach to doing RM research — one that takes into account the interaction over time of learning, context, meaning, process, planning and action around the implementation of RM schemes. The findings will provide insight for theory and practice, detailing the organisational learning that are associated with RM frameworks under certain circumstances, and how these might be assessed and managed. Neda Azizi and Bruce Rowlands © 2018.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event29th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, ACIS 2018 -
Duration: 8 Oct 201810 Oct 2018


Conference29th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, ACIS 2018


  • Organisational Learning
  • Process Research
  • Qualitative Research
  • Risk Management
  • Sensemaking
  • Information systems
  • Information use
  • Knowledge management
  • Organisational learning
  • Qualitative research
  • Research reports
  • Theory and practice
  • Risk management


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