Quotation Pfahlsberger, Lukas, Mendling, Jan. 2021. Dimensions of Big Data as an Impact Factor on Data Governance. In PACIS 2021 Proceedings. 95. Hrsg. Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, 1-14. Dubai: None.




The application of big data in an organizational context is often seen as a crucial enabler for generating above-average firm performance. Therefore, many organizations are rushing with the technical expansion of big data. By doing that, organizations face the challenge of adapting the underlying data governance structures that are essential for managing and regulating big data in an effective and efficient manner. Currently, it is unknown in which way big data imposes new requirements for the design of data governance structures. In this paper, we address this research gap by empirically investigating the connection between seven big data dimensions and the two constituents of data governance, namely decision domains and data-specific roles. The results indicate that big data-influenced data governance needs to be driven by value-generating use cases and less by technical considerations in order to act as an accelerator for fostering a data-driven, -trustworthy, and faulttolerant corporate culture.


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Publication's profile

Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Contribution to conference proceedings
Language English
Title Dimensions of Big Data as an Impact Factor on Data Governance
Title of whole publication PACIS 2021 Proceedings. 95.
Editor Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems
Page from 1
Page to 14
Location Dubai
Year 2021
URL https://aisel.aisnet.org/pacis2021/95/
Open Access Y
Open Access Link https://aisel.aisnet.org/pacis2021/95/


Pfahlsberger, Lukas (Former researcher)
Mendling, Jan (Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany)
Institute for Data, Process and Knowledge Management (AE Sabou) (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1109 Information and data processing (Details)
1127 Information science (Details)
1138 Information systems (Details)
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