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Analysis of the effects of organizational structure on software development companies in Sri Lanka

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dc.contributor.advisor Wickramasinghe, V
dc.contributor.author Wahundeniya, WMIKB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-30T11:30:51Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-30T11:30:51Z
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/1464
dc.description.abstract Software development industry is a rapidly booming industry in Sri Lanka. New software companies are coming up every year. Software development is a highly human skill related industry. It requires the brain to work all the time. Therefore the satisfactory work environments in these organizations may playa major role in the performance and productivity. Organizational structures define these work environments. There have been previous researches done with regard to organizational structures in different industries. In general the concepts of characteristics of the different organizational structures, performance and incentive schemes are related with organizational structure. In this research, the organizational structures of software development companies were analyzed with relation to these concepts to identify if there are significant differences in them. A conceptual model was built to analyze the different effects of organizational structure. The research also targeted on finding the preference of employees. According to the final results, employees gain more work satisfaction as well as show more preference in working in flat structured organizations in contrast to hybrid structured organizations. The respondents also felt that there was more society recognition provided from tall structured organizations in relation to hybrid structured organizations
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY - Dissertation ; ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE ; COMPUTER INDUSTRY - Management ; MANAGEMENT ; SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
dc.title Analysis of the effects of organizational structure on software development companies in Sri Lanka
dc.type Thesis-Abstract
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.degree MBA en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Management of Technology en_US
dc.date.accept 2009
dc.identifier.accno 94836 en_US


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