Intranet and Organizational Functioning Research Paper by Research Group

Intranet and Organizational Functioning
A research study to measure the impact of an Intranet on organizational functions.
# 26410 | 9,676 words | 38 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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This study develops and validates a credible body of evidence supporting the value of organizational intranets in relation to organizational productivity. The specific goal of this study is to assess both the character and the degree of the impact of the extent to which an intranet is used within private sector organizations on both individual organizational functions (such as intra-organizational communications, decision making, group collaboration and employees? productivity) and on overall organizational business activities. As this study purpose sought to assess the impacts of an intranet on an organization, only organizations with a functioning intranet in place were included in the research sample for the study. Following the problem statement, purpose, and research questions presented in the introductory chapter, the findings of this study are presented in four additional chapters. A review of the literature relevant to the problem investigated is presented in Chapter 2, while the methodology followed in the conduct of the study is described and explained in Chapter 3 and the results of the research performed are presented in Chapter 4. The conclusions drawn from the study findings, together with a discussion of the contribution of the research findings and conclusions and recommendations for future research are presented in Chapter 5.

Table of Contents:
Statement of the Problem
Research Purpose
Research Questions
Organization of the Research
Review of Literature
Conceptual Framework
Organizational Context
Information Technology
Importance of IT
Broadband vs. Narrowband
Measuring the Impact of IT
Review of Relevant Research
Literature Review Summary
Research Methodology
Research Design
Research Questions and Hypotheses
Population and Sample
Data Collection
Data Analysis
Results of the Frequency Analyses
Results of Testing the Hypotheses
Findings of the Research
Contributions of the Study
Recommendations for Future Research
Appendix: Data Collection Questionnaire

From the Paper:

"Technology is one of the means by which productivity may be increased within an economy, an industry, or an organization. The introduction of new technology into industries tends to lower production costs in those industries, over the long-term. Technology, thus, is indispensable with respect to growth. With respect to natural resource requirements, it is said that society is "engaged in a race between technology and the exponentially rising demand for raw materials." With respect to most firms, an essential resource is human capital. Advances in technology enable organizations to utilize available human capital in more productive ways. Technology assists organizations to eliminate some of the limits to their ability to grow."

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