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Steve Barley and Gideon Kunda (2001) argue that prevailing theories of organizing are based primarily on detailed observations of bureaucratic work, but that the nature of work today is sufficiently different to bring the applicability of these theories into question. Barley and Kunda's primary conclusion is that detailed studies of work should be(More)
"The basic function of administration appears to be co-alignment, not merely of people in coalitions but of institutionalized action --- of technology and task environment into a viable domain, and of organizational design and structure appropriate to it. Administration, when it works well, keeps the organization at the nexus of several necessary streams of(More)
Tttis article addresses the use and benefits of ttie Critical Success Factor (CSF) methodology in identifying corporate information needs and, subsequently, in developing a corporate information systems plan. The conclusions presented are drawn from an analysis of a CSF study conducted at Financial Institutions Assurance Corporation (FtAC). Interestingly,(More)
The old competitive strategies of invention and mass production no longer work in an increasingly turbulent business environment. Successful firms are implementing the new competitive strategies of continuous improvement (constant process improvement) and mass customization-a dynamic flow of goods and services via a stable set of processes. This paper(More)