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subjects were selected from among the information-using
employees of four subject firms. The interview of each
subject followed the interview guide. Part of the
interview involved the extraction of the subject1s version
of the data models previously defined by the data modeler.
Comparison of the subjects' data model with that of the data
modeler gives a relative measure for data model
deterioration (Semantic diffusion).
The primary relationship investigated in this study is
the relationship between Information Processing Independence
and Semantic Diffusion. Semantic diffusion is the degree of
agreement or disagreement with the central data model.
Content analysis of the subjects' interviews produced a
measure for Information Processing Independence.
Data analysis revealed a very strong correlation
between Information Processing Independence and Semantic
Diffusion. While this study can make no cause-and-effect
conclusions, such a correlation is not inconsistent with the
expected theoretical relationship.
The emergence of this phenomenon has strong impli-
cations for the management of organization-wide information
processing. In the future, greater care must be taken to
insure that information from various sources contributes to
some consistent picture of the overall organization.
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Remington, William S. (William Seth). The Organizational Consequences of Information Deployment, dissertation, December 1991; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc279093/m1/4/: accessed April 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .