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Digital Transformation and Organizational Dysfunctions: a Case Study in Operation in China

EasyChair Preprint no. 8936

14 pagesDate: October 3, 2022


The socio-technical perspective has been recognized as the mainstream of Information Systems (IS) philosophy for decades. Besides, a complementary perspective in the IS philosophy, the socio-economic theory, would allow identifying more precisely the business problems, considered “Organizational Dysfunction”. Digital transformation is supposed to fix the specific business problem as cross-department communication, and it is essential to involve the analysis of organizational dysfunctions ahead. A case study was conducted in operation in China, where digital transformation was implemented to solve cross-department communication business problems. Beyond this specific business problem, this case study relies on the relevance of the theories “Organizational Dysfunctions” and “Socio-Economic Approach to Management (SEAM).” Focus group was adopted to figure out the key business problem, and semi-structured interviewing for the main root causes. It revealed digital transformation significance on the inefficient cross-department communication through the identification of the analytical results and the theories of Organizational Dysfunctions and SEAM.

Keyphrases: Cross-department Communication, Digital Transformation, operation, Organizational Dysfunctions, Socio-Economic Approach to Management

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BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {Jianming Huang and Bin Bai},
  title = {Digital Transformation and Organizational Dysfunctions: a Case Study in Operation in China},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 8936},

  year = {EasyChair, 2022}}
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