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By Holger Herbst

This publication relies on a PhD dissertation which used to be accredited via the school of legislation and Economics on the collage of Bern, Switzerland. the information awarded have been partly constructed in a examine venture based by way of the Swiss nationwide Sci­ ence beginning in 1993 and 1994. This study undertaking was once serious about comparing the applying of database triggers and lively databases for the im­ plementation of commercial ideas. We famous between different issues the shortcoming of a technique for modeling such enterprise ideas at the conceptual point. for this reason, this grew to become the focal point of the follow-up learn which led to this publication. All this paintings wouldn't have been attainable with out assistance from numerous humans. firstly, i want to offer distinct due to my thesis manager Prof. Dr. Gerhard Knolmayer. He not just initiated the examine venture and located an in­ dustry companion, but additionally supplied very helpful rules, and seriously reviewed and mentioned the ensuing courses. in addition, i want to precise my because of the second one thesis manager Prof. Dr. Sham Navathe from Georgia In­ stitute of expertise who encouraged my paintings with effects from a former re­ seek venture and who agreed to guage the ensuing PhD Dissertation.

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Figure 2-17). In this context, IT does not only provide constraints and opportunities for organizational design but also serves as an implementer.

68 2. Rules in Organizations and Information Systems - 25- However, formalized rules are important elements of most existing and successful organizations in such a way that they simply have to be regarded as "decisions made in advance of their execution. That is, to the extent that decisions are repetitive, a procedure is worked out in advance of encountering the situation. The virtue of rules is that they eliminate the need for communication between interdependent parties and between superior and subordinate"70.

The external influences on the use of written rules result from actual or potential activities of direct or indirect interaction partners of the organization74• They may result from competition, customer structure, market structure, technology, and social and cultural. The decision on an appropriate level of formalization strongly influences the development of an IS by restricting the use of fully automated processing to those parts of an organization which can and should be formalized in detail.

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