A Representational Scheme for Analyzing Information Technology and Organizational Dependency

  title={A Representational Scheme for Analyzing Information Technology and Organizational Dependency},
  author={John Tillquist and J. King and C. Woo},
  journal={MIS Q.},
This paper presents a new representation methodology, dependency network diagrams (DNDs), which enables the essential elements governing organizational relations to be captured, communicated, and evaluated under changing conditions. By depicting important features of organizational relations, information systems can be designed explicitly for control and coordination of organizational activities. The rules and construction algorithm for DNDs are presented and applied to a case study of a… Expand
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