Asian Journal of Information Technology

Year: 2005
Volume: 4
Issue: 12
Page No. 1213 - 1221

The Effect Of Organisational Factors and Technology Attributes on Information Quality

Authors : Suhaiza Zailani and Mohd Hanizan Zalazillah

Abstract: Information quality is now considered one of the key elements of what can be called organizational advantage. Although the practice of information quality sometimes focuses on the implementation of information systems, scholars often stress that the development and transmission of information within organizations are above all dependent on the modification of individual behaviors. Information quality is thus dependant on organizational factors, crucial for the structure of the organization. Information systems appear as catalysts dependant on the information quality. We argue in this study that the combination of two factors - organizational structure and technology attributes - affects the ability of a firm to develop information quality. Three variables were selected for each factor. First, we hypothesize that each variable taken independently has a moderate effect on information quality. Second, the fundamental hypothesis of the paper states that strong configurationally effects should be observed. Thus both the structural configuration and the technology configuration are expected to have a stronger effect than each of the six variables taken independently. Third, we expect to observe a stronger effect of the global configuration of all variables. Three models corresponding to the different hypotheses are then tested using ANCOVA analysis on a population of 514 Malaysia companies. The three assumptions were corroborated in the study, thus validating the idea that information quality is dependant on the elaboration of a coherent learning system that encompasses both organizational and information systems constituents.

How to cite this article:

Suhaiza Zailani and Mohd Hanizan Zalazillah , 2005. The Effect Of Organisational Factors and Technology Attributes on Information Quality. Asian Journal of Information Technology, 4: 1213-1221.

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