Organizational Power and the Information Services Department

@article{Lucas1984OrganizationalPA,
  title={Organizational Power and the Information Services Department},
  author={Henry C. Lucas},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
  year={1984},
  volume={27},
  pages={58-65}
}
A theory of intraorganizational power is discussed and applied to the information services department. The results of a study of the power of five departments in 40 manufacturing plants is presented. Hypotheses about the levels of power of information processing are not supported by the findings; however, the power theory in general does receive support.The information-services department is perceived as having low levels of power and influence in the organization: Reasons for this unexpected… CONTINUE READING
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