IT Strategy and Management


The control of information systems (IS) activities has an extensive research history, ranging from early views on themanagement of systems development projects to more recent examinations of technology outsourcing. Using a structuredmethodology, 48 control-related articles from a range of IS journals are examined and individually coded. Based on patternsemerging from the literature, a comprehensive framework of IS control research is presented. The study’s findings revealopportunities for future research, including the use of a wider range of research methodologies and epistemologies, anexpanded focus beyond project level controls, and the creation of innovative conceptualizations of IS control that betterreflect the realities of technology in today’s organizations.