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A Micro-Level Approach to Organizational Information Processing

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  • Andreas Wald
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    Based on network analytical techniques, in this paper I extend information-processing theory to the micro level and develop a new approach to directly analyze information processing within individual organizations. I introduce the concept of information fit for measuring organizational information processing capacity. To demonstrate how the approach can be applied empirically, I perform a comparative case study in two corporations. The findings suggest that the micro-level analysis reveals a fine-grained picture of information processing within organizations. It provides a diagnostic tool for research and practice.

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    Article provided by LMU Munich School of Management in its journal Schmalenbach Business Review.

    Volume (Year): 61 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 3 (July)
    Pages: 270-289

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    Handle: RePEc:sbr:abstra:v:61:y:2009:i:3:p:270-289

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    Keywords: Information Processing; Network Analysis; Organizational Networks; Organizational Structure;

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