Despite a number of studies, there is no consensus on how new organisational forms (NOFs) emerge. This paper is intended to address this gap. The aim is to develop a theoretical understanding that identifies the ICT-related variables which might influence an organisation’s transformation into a new form. Data were gathered from 212 top level managers of large Australian organisations and analysed using Structural Equation Modelling technique. The findings indicate that the evolution of attributes of NOFs is influenced by several factors, including management Support, IT support for innovativeness and proactiveness. The paper contributes towards a better understanding of the potentials of ICTs in NOFs. Researchers can use the model and instrument in future research endeavours. Managers can chart the transformation of their organisations using the common variables identified in this paper and benchmark their organisations against both historical data and industry best practices.
Abareshi, Ahmad; Martin, Bill; and Molla, Alemayehu, "The Contribution of ICTs in the Metamorphosis of Organisational Forms: A Structural Approach" (2007). ACIS 2007 Proceedings. Paper 39.