Information Technology Governance in Lebanese Organizations | Chapter 01 | Emerging Issues and Development in Economics and Trade Vol. 3

Information technology (IT) Governance is relatively a new topic in Lebanon whereby executives and board directors institute the appropriate leadership, organizational structure and processes so that the enterprise’s IT sustains and extends the organisation’s strategies and objectives. It has a well-defined process and specific components that enable organizations to effectively attain competitive advantage. This research aims to assess how Lebanese top management deal with IT Governance by assessing the level of maturity of the implementation of the said concept, and sheds light on the drivers and barriers behind IT Governance implementation. The research adopts a deductive, quantitative and comparative approach where data is gathered from different organizations and then analyzed in order to formulate a general proposition on the said status of IT Governance. The chosen research technique is survey questionnaire and the research statistical tool is statistical package for social sciences (SPSS). Detailed results are depicted using descriptive analysis as well as inferential analysis. Inferential analysis includes crosstabs and regression analysis. All the analyses are used as basis for the findings and to formulate a general proposition regarding the variables upon which implementation of IT Governance depends on. The research is concluded with lessons learned and future research recommendations.

Author(s) Details

Prof. Hussin J. Hejase
Faculty of Business Administration, Al Maaref University, Beirut, Lebanon.

Prof. Ale J. Hejase
School of Business, The Islamic University of Lebanon, Beirut, Lebanon.

Dr. Ghinwa Mikdashi, PHR, GPHR
Grenoble Ecole de Management, Grenoble, France.

Alaa Al-Halabi
Faculty of Business and Economics, American University of Science and Technology, Beirut, Lebanon.

Khaled Alloud
Faculty of Business and Economics, American University of Science and Technology, Beirut, Lebanon.

Rani Aridi
Faculty of Business and Economics, American University of Science and Technology, Beirut, Lebanon.

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Barriers to Implementation of Facility-based Kangaroo Mother Care for Pre-term and Low Birth Weight Infants in River Nile State, Sudan; 2014 | Chapter 08 | New Insights into Disease and Pathogen Research Vol. 2

Background: Prematurity and low birth weight (LBW) currently account for approximately 40% of neonatal deaths in developing countries.

Objectives: To identify major factors that limit the introduction of kangaroo mother care (KMC) services in River Nile State, Sudan.

Methods: A facility based qualitative cross-sectional study conducted in two hospitals (Atbara and Al-Damar hospital). A total of seven pediatricians working in these two hospitals were interviewed using semi – structured interview.

Analysis: Analysis of the data was done manually. The interviewers’ responses were entered into a data collection template. The data were reviewed and common themes were identified.

Results: Prematurity and low birth weight were a major health problem. Respiratory distress syndrome, hypothermia and sepsis were the leading causes of death. Problems facing pediatricians when caring for the preterm were; lack of incubators, non-functioning incubators, insufficient and untrained staff especially nurses beside rapid turnover. Only two of our pediatricians had heard about KMC but all of them were willing to adopt it in their units. Lack of awareness among mothers, health staff and the community, and the community health culture were the main two obstacles to KMC implementation. Financial support, staff training and isolated wards were needed for mothers’ privacy. Knowledgeable practitioners to develop evidence-based policies were important for KMC implementation. Raising awareness among mothers, health cadre especially nurses caring for mothers and their babies and the community about KMC.

Conclusion: Lack of knowledge among health cadre, mother, families and community were obstacles to KMC. Awareness need to be raised.

Author(s) Details

Dr. Asma Abdelaal Abdalla
Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, Sudan.

Dr. Eman Aljaali Hamid Muhammed Ali
Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, Sudan.

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