UDC 004.9:005.3, DOI: 10.2298/CSIS0901093C

Influence of Information and Communication Technologies on Decentralization of Organizational Structure

Mladen Čudanov1, Ondrej Jaško1 and Miloš Jevtić1

  1. Faculty of Organizational Sciences
    Jove Ilica 154,
    {mladenc, jasko, jevticm}@fon.bg.ac.yu

Abstract

This paper presents research on influence of information and communication technologies on decentralization of organizational structure. An empirical research was conducted, in which decentralization was described by dominant management style was compared to the level of composite index of ICT adoption. Also, consulting experience in four major Serbian companies was used to further elaborate and explain the results in the context of modern literature and practice. Conclusions were that ICT adoption is more frequently expressed in decentralized companies, empirically described by dominant liberal style of management, although ICT adoption can also lead to centralization in some cases, depending on other factors in the organization.

Key words

Decentralization, Organizational structure, ICT; Information and communication technology, ICT adoption, Management styles, Autocratic, Democratic, Liberal

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.2298/CSIS0901093C

Publication information

Volume 6, Issue 1 (Jun 2009)
Year of Publication: 2009
ISSN: 1820-0214 (Print) 2406-1018 (Online)
Publisher: ComSIS Consortium

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Čudanov, M., Jaško, O., Jevtić, M.: Influence of Information and Communication Technologies on Decentralization of Organizational Structure. Computer Science and Information Systems, Vol. 6, No. 1, 93-109. (2009), https://doi.org/10.2298/CSIS0901093C