Accession Number : ADA085111


Title :   On-Line Real-Time Management Information Systems and Their Impact Upon User Personnel and Organizational Structure in Aviation Maintenance Activities.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Bayma,Benjamin A , Jr


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a085111.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1979


Pagination or Media Count : 95


Abstract : The introduction of a new technology into an organization can significantly impact the organization's effectiveness. Some possible effects on user personnel and organizational structure during and after the implementation of an on-line real-time computer-based management information system are explored in this thesis. The organizational structure and Management Information Service (MIS) users within aviation maintenance activities are identified. The possible impact on the informal and formal decision-making structures within these activities is predicted using a contingency model. Possible implementation strategies to minimize that impact and maximize the probability of MIS implementation success are investigated. The Naval Aviation Logistics Command Management Information System (NALCOMIS) is used as a vehicle to predict possible implementation impacts and strategies. The NALCOMIS Project Manager and his staff are provided with a partial list of possible problems areas to be aware of during NALCOMIS implementation. (Author)


Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS , *AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE , DECISION MAKING , STRATEGY , PREDICTIONS , REAL TIME , NAVAL PERSONNEL , THESES , OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS , NAVAL AIRCRAFT , ONLINE SYSTEMS , MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE