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Conference Paper: Application of Information Processing Theory on the inter-relationship of organizational culture and organizational structure

TitleApplication of Information Processing Theory on the inter-relationship of organizational culture and organizational structure
Authors
KeywordsEffectiveness
Health care
Information processing
Organizational culture
Structure
Issue Date2008
Citation
The CIB W112 International Conference on Multi-National Construction Projects, Shanghai, China. 21-23 November 2008. How to Cite?
AbstractA conceptual model of the inter-relationship between organizational culture and organizational structure has been formulated. However, it is still unable to explain the direction of interaction of organizational culture and organizational structure in real day-to-day operation. This paper explains this relationship through the application of Information-Processing Theory. It has been established that, on one hand, organizational structure modifies organizational culture and, on the other hand, organizational culture determines organizational structure. Based on the Information-Processing Theory, it is hypothesized that a good fit between organizational structure and organizational culture, has a positive relationship with the effectiveness of the organization. This model is illustrated by an empirical study of the Facilities Management Unit (FMU) of a public health care institution. The information-processing requirements of organizational culture and information-processing capacities of organizational structure of FMU are measured through a questionnaire adopted from the Competing Values Model and a self-administered questionnaire respectively. Preliminary results show that the information-processing requirement of the FMU is high as the organizational culture is dominated by clan. However, the information-processing capacity of the FMU is low as the organizational structure is highly formalized and centralized while the level of integration is only medium. The organizational culture of the FMU is not fitted by its organizational structure.
DescriptionConference Theme: Securing high Performance through Cultural awareness and Dispute Avoidance
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/187321

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorLi, YIHen_US
dc.contributor.authorFellows, RFen_US
dc.contributor.authorLiu, AMMen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-20T12:36:46Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-20T12:36:46Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe CIB W112 International Conference on Multi-National Construction Projects, Shanghai, China. 21-23 November 2008.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/187321-
dc.descriptionConference Theme: Securing high Performance through Cultural awareness and Dispute Avoidance-
dc.description.abstractA conceptual model of the inter-relationship between organizational culture and organizational structure has been formulated. However, it is still unable to explain the direction of interaction of organizational culture and organizational structure in real day-to-day operation. This paper explains this relationship through the application of Information-Processing Theory. It has been established that, on one hand, organizational structure modifies organizational culture and, on the other hand, organizational culture determines organizational structure. Based on the Information-Processing Theory, it is hypothesized that a good fit between organizational structure and organizational culture, has a positive relationship with the effectiveness of the organization. This model is illustrated by an empirical study of the Facilities Management Unit (FMU) of a public health care institution. The information-processing requirements of organizational culture and information-processing capacities of organizational structure of FMU are measured through a questionnaire adopted from the Competing Values Model and a self-administered questionnaire respectively. Preliminary results show that the information-processing requirement of the FMU is high as the organizational culture is dominated by clan. However, the information-processing capacity of the FMU is low as the organizational structure is highly formalized and centralized while the level of integration is only medium. The organizational culture of the FMU is not fitted by its organizational structure.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofCIB W112 International Conference On Multi-National Construction Projects 2008en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectEffectiveness-
dc.subjectHealth care-
dc.subjectInformation processing-
dc.subjectOrganizational culture-
dc.subjectStructure-
dc.titleApplication of Information Processing Theory on the inter-relationship of organizational culture and organizational structureen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailLiu, AMM: ammliu@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityLiu, AMM=rp01432en_US
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.hkuros218113en_US

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