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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to present an integrated framework which can explain how the role of information systems evolves in organizations. To develop the framework, two critical dimensions, each of which is classified further into three categories, are selected to explain the role of information systems in organizational growth: the purpose of information processing, the scope of information processing. As these are considered to be major dimensions underpinning much research regarding the role of information systems in organizations, the framework proposed in this paper could serve to integrate much existing research, while stimulating future research aimed at verifying its applicability.

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