Information Technology Service Management [ITSM] Research: A Literature Review of Practices, Solutions and Measurement


  • Vipul Jain Ph.D Scholar, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, India
  • O. P. Wali Professor, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, India
  • V. Raveendra Saradhi Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, India


IT Service Management, IT process maturity, ITIL, ITSM


This is a systematic literature review to understand the adopted practices, proposed solutions and measurement models for Information Technology Service Management [ITSM] approaches. This paper extends the existing research and past literature reviews in this area by including recent published research from 2010 to 2018. The review finds that ITSM practices are not uniformly adopted, and some processes tend to be adopted more widely than others. The review also finds many measurement models that are either not validated, or only partially validated, and sees a gap between academic research and practitioner community, who are the primary intended users of these models and frameworks. There are proposed solutions for ITSM integration with other management systems that can benefit from further research for validation. We recommend future researchers to collaborate with practitioners, so that proposed models and frameworks can be incorporated into the relevant standards, where feasible.


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