Factors Influencing Controllees' Congruence and Willingngess to Comply With Control Mechanisms in IS Projects

Activity: Talk or presentationScience to science


Control is typically seen as a dyadic relationship, meaning that there is a controller who exercises control over another person, the controllee. Until now, research in the field of IS project control mainly focused on the controller perspective, covering aspects like control choices and its effects on project performance. This unilateral research focus has led to gaps regarding the controllee’s perspective on control mechanisms - neglecting influence of the controllee’s resulting behavior on control efficiency and effectiveness. The ongoing research presented in this paper therefore aims at investigating the factors that determine congruence between controller and controllee in an IS project setting. For this purpose, a quantitative vignette study will be conducted as an approach that is able to combine the advantages of both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Potential findings include a considerable impact of a controllee’s congruence on compliance with IS project control mechanisms. Maximizing the level of congruence could improve IS project control efficiency and effectiveness and thus help increasing IS project success.
Period23 May 201828 May 2018
Event title25th European Conference on Information Systems
Event typeUnkonwn
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

  • 509018 Knowledge management
  • 502050 Business informatics