Technology and Organizational Culture

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Essay #: 060763
Total text length is 7,813 characters (approximately 5.4 pages).

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Technology and Organizational Culture
Technology affects all of our lives. Every aspect of our lives is influenced by technology on some level. One area that has been particularly affected by technology is organizational structure. The effect of technology on organizational structure has been discussed by a number of researchers. However, there is no consensus regarding the effect of technology on organizational structure. Therefore, it is necessary to compare the similarities and differences between the arguments made by different researchers.
In this paper we will demonstrate the similarities and differences between the arguments researchers have made about technology and organizational structure. This will be done by examining two...
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.....lthough the researchers agree on some points we can also see they also disagree with each of on a number of important issues.
To prove this argument we examined the arguments made by two different researchers. The works examined were “Technology and Organization” by Joan Woodward and “The Measurement of Organization Structure” by D.S. Pugh. We will clearly demonstrate that there are both similarities and differences in the arguments made by researchers.
Works Cited
Pugh, D.S., “The Measurement of Organization Structures” Chapter
6 in The Sociology of Organization, Michael Jeremy
Handel(ed), Sage,2003: 66-75.
Woodward, Joan, “Technology and Organization” Chapter 5 in The
Sociology of Organization, Michael Jeremy Handel(ed), Sage,
2003: 52-65