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Organizational Integration: Modeling Technology and Management

  • Brian R. Gaines

Abstract

In many major areas of activity, the factory, the office, the hospital, there is a move towards computer integrated systems involving the total functioning of the organization. MAP, TOP, and MIB are not just network specifications, application-oriented expansions of the ISO-OSI parameters. They each involve new conceptual frameworks for the role of computers within their areas of application. They each entail major changes in the way their user organizations operate. This paper presents a model of the information technologies underlying computer-integrated systems, their relation to the structure and culture of the organization, the state of the art in those technologies at research, innovation and product line levels, and the potential and problems in their integration.

Keywords

Expert System Knowledge Acquisition Corporate Culture Virtual Circuit Open System Interconnection 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian R. Gaines
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  1. 1.Knowledge Science InstituteUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

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