Progressing in the Theoretical Discussion About it Portfolio Management and its Dimensions.

Authors

  • Pietro Cunha Dolci Universidade de Santa Cruz do Sul ̶ Porto Alegre-RS
  • Antonio Carlos Gastaud Maçada Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
  • Eugenio Avila Pedrozo Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5700/issn.2177-8736.rege.2014.99930

Keywords:

IT Portfolio Management, Institutional Theory, Theory of Production, Information Quality, Resource-Based View

Abstract

The scope of this essay is to establish theoretical relations between different theories and theoretical fields and the dimensions of IT Portfolio Management (ITPM). The origins of ITPM are based on the studies concerning modern portfolio theory, that consider investment allocation in four dimensions, in which the following theoretical relations are analyzed. The infrastructure was related to institutional theory, due to the similarity of today's organizations, since they have the same IT infrastructure. The transactional one was related to the theory of production, because it provides insights for the understanding of the relations between inputs (IT investments) and outputs enabled by these investments. The informational one was related to the theoretical field of information quality (IQ), in which the benefits of this dimension were analyzed in the light of IQ dimensions. Finally, the strategic dimension was related to a resource-based view (RBV), due to the relation between this dimension and aspects regarding competitiveness. Even though the proposals presented in this paper should not be considered an absolute truth, they may lead to advances in the understanding of the subject and to new ways to reinterpret and develop the theme.

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Author Biographies

Pietro Cunha Dolci, Universidade de Santa Cruz do Sul ̶ Porto Alegre-RS

Professor Adjunto na Universidade de Santa Cruz do Sul ̶ Porto Alegre-RS, Brasil Doutor em Administração pela Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Antonio Carlos Gastaud Maçada, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Professor Associado da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul ̶ Porto Alegre-RS, Brasil Doutor em Administração pela Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Eugenio Avila Pedrozo, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Professor associado da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul ̶ Porto Alegre-RS, Brasil Doutor pelo Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine

Published

2014-06-02

How to Cite

Dolci, P. C., Maçada, A. C. G., & Pedrozo, E. A. (2014). Progressing in the Theoretical Discussion About it Portfolio Management and its Dimensions. REGE Revista De Gestão, 21(2), 283-301. https://doi.org/10.5700/issn.2177-8736.rege.2014.99930

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Section

Tecnologia da Informação