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: Schools > Salford Business School > Salford Business School Research Centre
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 12:39
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 08:19

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