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Information Technology and Change in Danish Organizations. - - Results from a survey.

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The aim of this paper is to explore the relationship between organizational change andinformation technology (IT) in Danish manufacturing and service companies. The datamaterial is a survey covering 1900 Danish companies. In the paper it is shown that there in athree-year period are major correlations between introductions of IT´s and movementstowards more integrative organizations. These moves are evident in companies which in thethree-year period both have introduced IT and changed their organizations. However inorganizations which have introduced IT but reported that they have not changed theirorganizations, there also seem to be this movement compared to companies which have notdone anything. Accordingly moves towards integrative organizations seem to a high degreeto go hand in hand with introductions of IT. Three conclusions are deduced from theseresults. First, that Danish companies apparently have learned the lesson from the mideighties,to think in terms of organization instead of technology when implementing IT.Second, that the word IT apparently comprises powerful technical systems that, when faced,pushes companies towards organizational change. Third I consider if the organizationalchanges reflect a new learning paradigm or another paradigm labelled reliability.

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Kenneth Moelbjerg Joergensen

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eng

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http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8107

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