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Table Of Contents

1.1 Background
1.2 Area of study
1.3 Problem statement
1.4 Objectives
1.5 Methodology
1.6 Layout and conclusion
2.1 Introduction
2.2 What is a small business?
2.2.1 Classification in various countries
2.2.2 Classification by various researchers
2.2.3 The term “small business” in different contexts
2.3 The importance of small businesses
2.4 Forms of ownership of small businesses
2.4.1 Sole proprietors
2.4.2 Partnerships
2.4.3 Independent legal entities
2.5 Management in small businesses
2.6 Problems facing small businesses
2.7 Conclusion
3.1 Introduction
3.2 What is corporate governance?
3.3 Why corporate governance?
3.4 Who is responsible for corporate governance?
3.5 Corporate governance standards
3.5.1 The King Report on Corporate Governance
3.5.2 The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
3.5.3 The Combined Code
3.6 Corporate governance in small businesses
3.6.1 Benefits of corporate governance in small businesses
3.6.2 Boards of directors in small businesses
3.7 Conclusion
4.1 Introduction
4.2 What is IT governance?
4.3 Why IT governance?
4.4 Who is responsible for IT governance?
4.5 IT governance frameworks
4.5.2 The ISO/IEC 27000-series
4.5.3 ITIL
4.6 Conclusion
5.1 Introduction
5.2 IT in small businesses
5.2.1 External advice
5.2.2 IT adoption
5.2.3 IT problems and risks facing small businesses
5.2.4 Information security in small businesses
5.3 IT governance in small businesses
5.3.1 CobiT QuickStart
5.3.2 ISO/IEC 27002’s Information security starting point
5.4 Characteristics of IT governance in small businesses
5.4.1 No boards of directors
5.4.2 Limited management structures
5.4.3 Small or non-existent IT departments
5.4.4 Lack of resources
5.4.5 Less complex frameworks
5.4.6 Focus on information security
5.4.7 Low-cost systems
5.5 Conclusion
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Why a framework for small businesses is needed
6.3 ITGovSB and what it involves
6.4 The ITGovSB framework
6.5.1 No boards of directors
6.5.2 Limited management structures
6.5.3 Small or non-existent IT departments
6.5.4 Lack of resources
6.5.5 Less complex frameworks
6.5.6 Focus on information security
6.5.7 Low-cost systems
6.6 Conclusion
7.1 Introduction
7.2 The small business
7.3 The situation before implementing ITGovSB
7.4 The implementation process
7.4.1 Stage one
7.4.2 Stage two
7.5 The current situation
7.6 Conclusion
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Summary of chapters
8.3 Research objectives
8.4 Future research
8.5 Epilogue
References
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A Framework for IT Governance in Small Businesses

A Framework for IT Governance in Small Businesses

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