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Impact of information needs an organizational design

Burke, ME and Tulett, K 1999, 'Impact of information needs an organizational design' , Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 50 (4) , pp. 380-381.

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    Up until the late 1950s, organizational design was dominated by the structurally universal bureaucratic model and the classical management theories associated with Fayol (1916) and Weber (1947). However, increasing technological change and instability within the working environment meant that while certain bureaucratic traits were still desirable, the total rigid bureaucratic concept was no longer feasible. Moreover, the universal applicability of the model was questioned when Burns and Stalker (1961) proposed the idea that different approaches to structuring organizations might have differential effectiveness under varying conditions. This concept signaled the decline of the classical theory and established the foundations for the contingency approach.

    Item Type: Article
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources
    Subjects / Themes > L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education > LB2341 Supervision and administration. Business management
    Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Business & Law > Salford Business School > Centre for Digital Business
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of the American Society for Information Science
    Publisher: Wiley
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 00028231
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    Depositing User: Institutional Repository
    Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2009 13:39
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:56

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