Lazar Rusu

Lazar Rusu, Ph.D., is Professor at Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University, Sweden. He is involved in teaching and research in IT management and IT governance and has a professional experience of over 30 years both industrial and academic in information systems area. His research interest is mainly in business-IT alignment, IT governance and IT outsourcing. The results of his research have been published in proceedings of top international conferences like ECIS, HICSS, AMCIS, PACIS, ISD and journals like Computers in Human Behavior, Industrial Management & Data Systems, Information Systems Management, Journal of Global Information Technology Management, Journal of Information Technology Theory and Applications, among others.

Publications

Service-Level Agreement Negotiation in Cloud Computing Buying Organizations
Teo Lo Piparo, Georg Hodosi, Lazar Rusu. © 2021. 16 pages.
The cloud archetype is fundamentally dynamic for both service customer and service provider. From the provider's perspective, resources are removed and/or added irregularly...
International Journal of Digital Strategy, Governance, and Business Transformation (IJDSGBT)
Brij Gupta. Est. 2020.
The International Journal of Digital Strategy, Governance, and Business Transformation (IJDSGBT) focuses on digital strategy and governance issues within organizations in support...
The Role of Culture in IT Governance Five Focus Areas: A Literature Review
Parisa Aasi, Lazar Rusu, Dragos Vieru. © 2020. 24 pages.
Information technology governance (ITG) is one of the top challenges of managers today and culture in different level can have an important role while implementing IT governance....
Barriers to Agility in a Large Company's IT Organization
Filip Johansson, Lazar Rusu. © 2019. 17 pages.
The ability to detect and respond to change with ease, speed, flexibility and dexterity – referred to as agility – has become a necessary ability for almost any IT organization....
eGovernment Adoption Determinants From Citizens' Perspective: A Systematic Literature Review
Gideon Mekonnen Jonathan, Lazar Rusu. © 2019. 13 pages.
The lack of adoption of eGovernment by citizens has been cited to be one of the reasons for failures of most eGovernment initiatives. A systematic literature review was conducted...
Culture Influence on IT Governance: What We Have Learned?
Parisa Aasi, Lazar Rusu, Shengnan Han. © 2018. 18 pages.
Managers face enormous challenges today to plan the decision rights and responsibilities in order to reach desired IT behaviors which are aligned with business objectives of...
What is the Role of Organizational Culture in IT Governance Performance of Collaborative Virtual Networks?
Parisa Aasi, Lazar Rusu, Dorothy Leidner, Erik Perjons, Martha Corrales Estrada. © 2018. 17 pages.
In today's complex organizations, IT governance is an important managerial challenge. IT governance deals with decisions and responsibilities concerning IT. There are many...
How to Build Successful Cloud Computing Relationships
Klaus Egender, Georg Hodosi, Lazar Rusu. © 2018. 14 pages.
A company has to operate with flexibility and cost-efficiency due to the continuously competitive business environment. Nowadays, cloud computing (CC) plays an essential part in...
Organizational Structure's Influence on Business-IT Alignment: Looking Back to Look Forward
Gideon Mekonnen Jonathan, Lazar Rusu, Erik Perjons. © 2018. 15 pages.
Despite the long list of cumulative research, business-IT alignment remains to be evasive for practitioners and researchers. As organizations continue to spend a significant...
IT Governance in Public Organizations: A Systematic Literature Review
Gideon Mekonnen Jonathan, Lazar Rusu. © 2018. 23 pages.
Despite being one of the widely researched topics, information technology governance (IT governance) in the context of public organizations is less explored. A systematic...
Culture Influence on IT Governance: What We Have Learned?
Parisa Aasi, Lazar Rusu, Shengnan Han. © 2017. 18 pages.
Managers face enormous challenges today to plan the decision rights and responsibilities in order to reach desired IT behaviors which are aligned with business objectives of...
Influential Factors in IT Outsourcing Relationship in a Swedish Municipality: A Client and Vendor Perspective
Andreea Daniela Pana Talpeanu, Lazar Rusu. © 2017. 17 pages.
Information Technology Outsourcing (ITO) has generated considerable interest within Information Systems (IS) research as a consequence of its benefits in terms of cost efficiency...
The Role of Culture in IT Governance Five Focus Areas: A Literature Review
Parisa Aasi, Lazar Rusu, Dragos Vieru. © 2017. 20 pages.
Information technology governance (ITG) is one of the top challenges of managers today and culture in different level can have an important role while implementing IT governance....
IT Project Development using Capability Maturity Model
Mousumi Kabir, Lazar Rusu. © 2016. 14 pages.
In many research studies on IT project development process, the authors have noticed that different frameworks are used for this purpose. In fact, many companies choose specific...
The Influence of Organizational Politics on Business-IT Alignment
Ilkka Ritola, Rokas Siugzda, Lazar Rusu. © 2016. 16 pages.
Business-IT alignment continues to remain a top management concern. Regardless of ample research, achieving and sustaining business-IT alignment remains challenging to...
Modern Techniques for Successful IT Project Management
Shang Gao, Lazar Rusu. © 2015. 374 pages.
Computer technology provides the opportunity for innovation and progress in the daily operations and initiatives of corporations. Despite the positive elements of integrating...
IT Outsourcing Success Factors: A Study of Large and Medium-Sized Companies
Georg Hodosi, Robert Kaye, Lazar Rusu. © 2015. 17 pages.
In this chapter, the Success Factors (SFs) for IT Outsourcing (ITO) are explored. The research literature has a bias towards large companies, neglecting medium-sized companies....
Strategic and Tactical Business-IT Alignment Barriers in Organizations Acting in Sweden
Mohamed El-Mekawy, Lazar Rusu, Erik Perjons, Karl-Johan Sedvall, Murat Ekici. © 2015. 25 pages.
In research, many barriers to BITA are presented based on different theoretical frameworks. However, these barriers are studied either from a pure theoretical perspective or with...
Culture Influence on IT Governance: What We Have Learned?
Parisa Aasi, Lazar Rusu, Shengnan Han. © 2014. 16 pages.
Managers face enormous challenges today to plan the decision rights and responsibilities in order to reach desired IT behaviors which are aligned with business objectives of...
IT Governance Practices in a Public Organization in Ghana
Godfried B. Adaba, Lazar Rusu. © 2014. 10 pages.
The strategic importance of information technology (IT) in today's organizations and dependence on IT to support e-government strategies has increased the interest in IT...
The Impact of Different Organizational Cultures on IT Outsourcing Relationship Management
Parisa Aasi, Ivan Nunes, Lazar Rusu, Georg Hodosi. © 2013. 17 pages.
Globalization has affected the organizations in many aspects such as structure, architecture, internal/external strategies and sourcing management. Outsourcing is one of the...
Risk Factors in IT Outsourcing and the Theories Decision Makers Use to Resolve Them
Georg Hodosi, Sanaz Manavi, Lazar Rusu. © 2013. 14 pages.
In this paper the Risk Factors (RFs) in IT Outsourcing (ITO) theories from a service buyer perspective are explored. A comparative study about how Transaction Cost Theory (TCT)...
An Organizational Culture Perspective in Business-IT Alignment
Mohamed El-Mekawy, Ehsan Kaboudvand, Lazar Rusu. © 2012. 26 pages.
Business-IT alignment (BITA) has gained attention during the last decade. As a result, a number of theoretical models that can be applied as supportive tools for assessing...
A Risk Based View of Influential Factors in IT Outsourcing Relationship for Large Multinational Companies: A Service Buyer Perspective
Georg Hodosi, Lazar Rusu, Seungho Choo. © 2012. 19 pages.
Information Technology Outsourcing (ITO) is well spread among large Multinational Companies (MNCs) in Europe, and it is expected to increase even more. The authors’ focus is the...
Strategic Role of Information Technology in a Multinational Company: The Case of an Organization with Subsidiaries in Egypt and Sweden
Lazar Rusu, Mohamed El Mekawy. © 2011. 21 pages.
The purpose of this case study research is to study the strategic role that information technology (IT) plays in two subsidiaries - located in Egypt and Sweden - of a...
International Journal of IT/Business Alignment and Governance (IJITBAG)
Wim Van Grembergen, Steven De Haes, Lazar Rusu. Est. 2010.
The International Journal of IT/Business Alignment and Governance (IJITBAG) focuses on management and governance issues within the IT-related business domain. In this domain, the...
IT Governance in the Public Sector in a Developing Country
Edephonce N. Nfuka, Lazar Rusu. © 2009. 35 pages.
This chapter focuses on IT governance in the public sector organizations in a developing country like Tanzania. Today in many organizations in the public sector, the use of IT...