Understanding How to Govern While Sharing IT

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Understanding How to Govern While Sharing IT

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Posted January 19, 2010 in Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies


In 1968, an ecologist named Garrett Hardin published an article in Science titled "The Tragedy of the Commons."1 This article described a dilemma in which multiple individuals acting independently and rationally, driven by their own self-interest, will ultimately destroy a shared limited resource even when it is clear that it is not in anyone's long-term interest for this to happen.