ITEC2707_Lect03.pdf - ITEC 2707 E-Business Strategy Architecture Design Information Systems Organizations and Strategy Organizations and Information

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ITEC 2707 E-Business Strategy: Architecture & Design Information Systems, Organizations, and Strategy
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Organizations and Information Systems What is an organization? Technical definition: Stable, formal social structure that takes resources from environment and processes them to produce outputs A formal legal entity with internal rules and procedures, as well as a social structure Behavioral definition : A collection of rights, privileges, obligations, and responsibilities that is delicately balanced over a period of time through conflict and conflict resolution
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The Two - Way Relationship Between Organizations and Information Technology This complex two-way relationship is mediated by many factors, not the least of which are the decisions made or not made by managers. Other factors mediating the relationship include the organizational culture, structure, politics, business processes, and environment. Organizations and Information Systems
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Organizations and Information Systems
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Organizations and Information Systems
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Organizations and Information Systems Features of organizations Routines and business processes Organizational politics Organizational culture Organizational environments Organizational structure Other organizational features
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Organizations and Information Systems Routines and business processes Routines (standard operating procedures) Precise rules, procedures, and practices developed to cope with virtually all expected situations Business processes: Collections of routines Business firm: Collection of business processes
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Organizations and Information Systems Organizational politics Divergent viewpoints lead to political struggle, competition, and conflict Political resistance greatly hampers organizational change
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