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Strategies of Organizational Informatization and the Diffusion of IT

Strategies of Organizational Informatization and the Diffusion of IT
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Author(s): Ruediger Weissbach (University of Applied Sciences Hamburg, Germany)
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 2
Source title: Information Technology & Organizations: Trends, Issues, Challenges & Solutions
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-066-0.ch176
ISBN13: 9781616921248
EISBN13: 9781466665330


The demand for a strategic use of IT is an often heard, but a rarely checked demand. Therefore some aspects should be discussed to get a more realistic view upon the ‘strategic use’ of IT: • Which factors do influence the diffusion of IT in number and regarding to the real patterns of usage? • Does the introduction of new information technology happen in accordance to strategic approaches? This paper founds on the author’s dissertation (Weissbach 2000), which analyzed the diffusion of ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) telephony in Germany. The results of the dissertation have been reviewed and refined regarding to some other actual trends.

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