The role of risk management in business continuity: A generic qualitative inquiry of information technology managers

by MacLeod, M. A., Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2016, 130 pages; 10163941


This generic qualitative inquiry study investigates the perspectives of the role of risk management in business continuity as perceived by information technology (IT) managers. The collection of data involved interviewing personnel functioning in the capacity of an IT manager in organizations impacted by information systems and technology. The targeted organizations base of operation was in Texas, and operated in the IT industry and governments sectors. The results in this study aligned with the researcher questions about; (a) the role of risk management in business continuity, (b) the components of risk management that business continuity incorporates, (c) what role these component of risk management have in business continuity, and (d) do these components of risk management have input in the outcomes of business continuity. The results of the findings identified four key findings. One, the type of organization influenced the role of risk management in business continuity. Two, the amount of time the IT manager have in IT, influenced their involvement in risk management and business continuity. Three, the manner in which the organization uses IT determined if the IT manager had experience in risk management and business continuity. Four, the amount of education or training the IT manager in business continuity and risk management.

AdviserMarc Muchnick
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsManagement; Information technology
Publication Number10163941

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