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Modeling Organizational Change in Response to Informational Technology

TitleModeling Organizational Change in Response to Informational Technology
Publication TypeWorking Paper
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsOralkan, GA, Jin, Y, Levitt, RE
Date Published02/1994
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsCenter for Integrated Facility Engineering, CIFE, Computational Organization Modeling, Information Technology, Stanford University
AbstractThis paper presents a conceptual framework for an agent-based computational model of organizational change in response to information technology. The framework emphasizes how meso-level features of an organization constrain micro-level adaptations to technology, and how micro-level responses reshape meso-level features. It is based on ideas of micro-level structuration in response to technology, and borrows the concept of access structures from the Garbage Can model for representation. The computational model potentially enables organizations to predict, through simulation, the impact of various information technologies on organizational behavior and to evaluate their effects on organizational performance.
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