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- Selvarajah, Christopher T.; Petzall, Stanley B.
- In the age of information, the role of appropriate technology and the role of management in harnessing output is seen to be crucial for the survival of not only business organisations but also the overall economic productivity of nations. ~ybernatic or information technology, as it is now commonly known, has engulfed the world at an alarming speed. Many blame the October 18, 1987 stockmarket crash to panic caused by 'information overload’ and the difficulty the public had in differentiating and absorbing information. Others, on the other hand praise modern technology for the efficient and effective relaying of global information and thus reducing a protracted global slump. Therefore, given the role of modern technologies in harnessing greater output, the need for both familiarity and competence in operating these technologies and working in an increasingly modern technological environment is apparent for managers and workers. This paper introduces some concepts pertaining to technology in relation to management of organisations. The concept of technology, the various phases of technological development and the factors affecting the choice of technology are discussed. This is followed by the implications of technology on individual and group behaviour in organisations. We also examine the effects of technology and technological change on organisational structure and behaviour. Finally, we give our view about the development of future technologies and their expected impact on organisations.
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- Working paper
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- Swinburne Institute of Technology. Faculty of Business
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- Swinburne Institute of Technology
- © 1989 Christopher T. Selvarajah.
- Permission for use generously provided to Swinburne University of Technology by the copyright owner.