1st Edition

Information Technology in Contemporary Organizations Redefining IT Management for Organizational Reliability

By Katarzyna Tworek Copyright 2023
    144 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Due to tremendous shifts in the business environment of contemporary organizations following the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a need to redefine the role and importance of information technology (IT) support, which is essential for ensuring an organization’s survival. Current models are no longer valid, as in the new turbulent and digitalized environment, the need for IT support is more crucial and indispensable than ever. This book proposes a new model explaining the factors inf luencing the efficiency of adaptable IT support in contemporary organizations, including those operating normally and during crises.

    The author demonstrates how organizations benefit from IT support, not only by enabling higher performance but also by facilitating organizational continuity, reliability, and even survival during various stages of crisis. The proposed model provides a basis for theory development in the field of organizational continuity and reliability, offering a new body of knowledge related to the factors boosting organizational performance gained from IT support and enabling organizational survival.

    This book will provide valuable findings for scholars performing research in the field of IT use in organizations, IT management, crisis management, and organizational reliability.

    1. Introduction

    2. IT use in contemporary organizations

    3. EDC-enabled IT adaptability model of organizational performance

    4. Empirical research and model verification

    5. IT adaptability – research results

    6. Conclusions


    Katarzyna Tworek is the Dean of the Faculty of Management at Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland. Her research interests include Information Technology, IT Management, Organizational Reliability, and Human Resource Management.