Information strategy and organization structure

E. Jordan*

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Abstract. The information systems literature has taken little recognition of developments in the areas of organization structure and design. The concentration of professional practice has been on management information systems for ‘big business’ and ‘book‐keeping’ systems for smaller businesses. This is a very limited view of the overall needs for information in organizations. Organizations may take many forms, and the nature of information systems that are needed will vary depending upon the particular form taken. This paper works from the organization structure literature towards a theory of information systems structure and strategy. Illustrative cases that support the hypotheses are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-270
Number of pages18
JournalInformation Systems Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • alignment
  • configuration models
  • generic strategies
  • organization structure
  • strategy


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