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Dissertation Information for Bozidar V. Travica

- Bozidar V. Travica

- Ph.D.

- Library and Information Science

- Syracuse University (USA) (1995)

- Jeffrey H. Katzer

- None

MPACT Status: Incomplete - Inspected

Title: Information technology and the non-traditional organization: An exploratory study into accounting organizations

Abstract: The purpose of the present study was to broaden our understanding of the informational and other aspects of non-bureaucratic forms of organizing business. The bureaucratic organization has dominated the world of business organizations for more than a hundred years. With changes in organizational environments, the domination of the bureaucratic organization is challenged today. New organizational forms are suggested as the alternative to the bureaucracy, such as the networked organization and adhocracy. The knowledge of these alternative forms, however, is still meager. The role of information technology (IT) is particularly unclear. In order to fill this void, the present study was conducted. The study began with designing, on the basis of the literature reviewed, a model of the non-bureaucratic organization, called 'the non-traditional organization.' The central relationship in the model was that between IT and several structural, cultural and political dimensions. This relationship was reflected in the following research question: What is the relationship between IT and the dimensions of the non-traditional organization?

The model of the non-traditional organization was, in the continuation of the study, preliminarily tested in a sample of twelve offices from the biggest accounting firms. The main finding is that IT is strongly associated with the non-traditional dimensions. This association appears to be particularly dependent on the relationships between IT and two structural dimensions, decentralization and deformaliztion, and IT and two cultural dimensions, the sharing of trust and the communication beyond work team boundaries. This paper reports on these and other findings, components of the study, and the study's implications for research and management.

MPACT Scores for Bozidar V. Travica

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TA = 0
calculated 2008-01-31 06:12:05

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