Publication:
Assessment of Technology in Organizations: Closed versus Open Systems Approaches

Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Authors
Rousseau, Denise M.
Subjects
Advisors
Date of Issue
1979
Date
Publisher
Language
Abstract
Technology is a multiphasic, multilevel input/output mechanism that is interdependent with its environment. Past research suggests that inconsistent assessments of technology may be attributed to examining different phases of the same transformation process. Past research has generally ignored input and output activities as well as critical energy exchanges between the technology and the environment. Technology can be assessed at several levels (individual job, subunit, and organization), which are interdependent, yet may reflect qualitatively different activities. A framework for assessing technology is derived from these multiple levels. This framework can be used to aid integration of research, to encourage more thorough assessment of technology, and to investigate the relations between the environment and technology.
Type
Article
Description
Series/Report No
Department
Administrative Sciences
Organization
Identifiers
NPS Report Number
Sponsors
Funder
Format
Citation
Academy of Management Review, 1979, Vol. 4, No.4, pp. 531-542
Distribution Statement
Rights
This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
Collections