A Contingency View of Managing the Data Processing Organization

Wetherbe, Jim C.; Whitehead, Canton J.
March 1977
MIS Quarterly;Mar77, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p19
Academic Journal
This article relates contingency theory management to the EDP function of the organization. The technology and environment of an organization establish the organization's position on a continuum ranging from closed/stable/mechanistic to open/adaptive/organic. The application of this concept is interesting and useful for the EDP manager. Two components of the EDP function, production and development, are related to managerial contingency theory.


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