An academic exploration into the core principles and building blocks of COBIT 5
Faculty of Applied Economics
International Journal on IT/Business Alignment and Governance
, p. 51-63
University of Antwerp
Recently a new version of COBIT, the good-practice framework for enterprise governance of IT, was released. Although is it not always clearly articulated in its documentation, this new COBIT 5 framework incorporates many concepts and theories out of the IT and general management literature. This paper wants to position COBIT as a framework for enterprise governance of IT, and explores how the core principles and building blocks of the framework are derived from insights from theory and literature. This discussion could help or inspire other scholars to derive potential research questions and hypothesis around this practice-oriented framework, as a basis for future research programs.