Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2019, Volume: 12, Issue: 18, Pages: 1-5
Mohamed A. Khairi*
College of Computer Science and Information System, Information System Department, University of Najran, Saudi Arabia; [email protected]
*Author for correspondence
Mohamed A. Khairi
College of Computer Science and Information System, Information System Department, University of Najran, Saudi Arabia.
Email: [email protected]
This study is to find out from universities’ published data governance policy, how they follow the best practices of implementing the critical successful factors that suggested by professionals and researchers. Methods/Statistical Analysis: The ordinal scaling method was used to compare between university policies’ document and Data Governance successful factors (discovered by reviewing the literature) and how the document reflected these factors. The three scales used were first, reflected (R) - clearly stated in the document, second, Somewhat Reflected (SR) – not directly stated in the document but understood within the context, and finally, Not Reflected (NR) - not easy to find in the document. Findings: The analysis of ten university policy documents reveals how the reflection of the success factors within them. Each university policy document listed in the table shows how the scale of success factor reflection. The result also shows all the ten universities secure the executive support, and all have governance organization structure except Towson University. In addition, New York university policy is the only one that has all critical success factors clearly reflected in the document. Application/ Improvements: Successful data governance initiatives required to address all critical success factors. The reflection of these factors in policy documents will help all stakeholders to work towards successful data governance implementation.
Keywords: Data, Factor, Governance, Policy, Success, University
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