Accession Number : ADA258987


Title :   A Study of Organizational Downsizing and Information Management Strategies.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Brown, Terry L ; Long, Dale J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258987.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 96


Abstract : Organizational downsizing and strategic information management are two important trends that have developed in the business world over the last 10 years. This study was conducted to identify possible links between these two trends. It also tries to identify some potential benefits and pitfalls associated with simultaneously restructuring an organization and upgrading its information management systems. This study is initial, descriptive research in this area. Interviews were conducted with six organizations of varying size and type that had both downsized and upgraded information systems within the past five years. While the small size of the sample and time constraints on the authors limited the depth and scope of the study, some significant information about relationships between downsizing and information management systems was found. Several areas were identified where additional research may help further define and clarify the relationships described in this study.


Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS , *INFORMATION SYSTEMS , *CORPORATE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT , *CORPORATE DOWNSIZING , COMMERCE , THESES , PERSONNEL , BENEFITS , PLANNING , THEORY , ORGANIZATIONS


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Information Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE