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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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  • Andreas Wald, 2009. "A Micro-Level Approach to Organizational Information Processing," Schmalenbach Business Review (sbr), LMU Munich School of Management, vol. 61(3), pages 270-289, July.
  • 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;

    JEL classification:

    • D23 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property Rights
    • L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure
    • M10 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - General

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