Effects of Organizational Characteristics onOrganizational Archiving Strategies Research Proposal 7/17/2012 Submitted to: Dr. IMTIAZ SUBHANI Submitted By: Danish Alvi (5043) Shahzad Waheed (11381) Syed Arif Ali Shah (7922) Waqas Nadir (8556)
IQRA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CENTER- IURC IQRA UNIVERSITYResearch title:Effects of organizational characteristics on organizational archiving strategies.Introduction:Information does get influenced by the organizational environment; few of the characteristics do affectthe information services of the organization (Olson & Chervany 1980). The beauty of the digitization isthat if one object is recorded or say digitalized it can be accessed anywhere from around the world.Organizational archives contain apposite records of decisions made by senior management and key operatingexecutives. Organization when going for Archiving it takes significant resources and qualified employees areneeded no matter how good your equipments are but one cannot do well without quality man power (Drimmelen2004). Records of archival quality consist of correspondence and reports (Bakken, 1980). By the loss ofcorporate memory organizations do suffer a lot (Sutton, 2001). In business world where vision is keptdecisively to the front organizations are better understood by looking at their past and where such exercise havebeen performed, and archives have been established by professional employees, their past lessons are beingpreserved and that organizations future structure is made (Anderson, 1982). Archives for an organization aresmall mechanism just as many other archives are part of larger institution, just as institution like universities,libraries, museums, government agencies, and historical societies. They reflect the past and present and sometimehelp shape the future (Anderson, 1982). Information assets can effectively be retained and managed by archivingand activities that secure the data (Sutton, 2001). The formal type of organizational knowledge that include;business manuals and guidelines are not easily remembered by employees because they change at a constantly.Problems experienced by on group of employees are not shared by other in order to preserve it should bearchived (Guerrero & Pino 2000). Unlike any other department organizations will find that archives are alsoimportant and serve a lot to its organization (Bakken, 1982). The concept of museums and archives is almost thesame and obvious because archive and record as museums and artifacts have quite a long history which showwhat they are today (Schwartz & Cook 2002). Many organizations have started to take initiative for archiving(Moghaddam 2005).Statement of the problem:To study the effects of organizational characteristics, on organizational archiving strategies.
Model/Framework to be used:The purpose of this research will be to observe the effect organizational characteristics onorganizational archiving strategies. Our framework will be different sector organizations. Organizational Organizational Archiving Characteristics StratagiesVariables to be studied:Independent VariableOrganizational CharacteristicsThere are large body of theory and research in organizational behavior that examines the characteristicsof organizational structure and their relationships (Wiley and Sons 1974).Dependent VariableOrganizational Archiving strategiesArchives Management, in particular as defined in digital vocabulary is very young discipline (J.DSutton, 2001).Proposed Research hypothesis:H: There is an effect of organizational characteristics on the archiving strategies of an organization.Source of Information:The source of information will be respondents.Sampling technique & Procedure:The sampling technique will be a non-probability technique called “Convenience technique”.
Sample size:280 respondents to be proposed for this study.Method of Data Collection & Procedure:Data will be collected from the respondents by Personal Survey. This survey is being proposed for theresearch because respondents are needed to ask about the organizational characteristics effectingorganizational archiving strategies. Each of the researchers will approach employees from differentorganization in Karachi and conduct the surveyInstrument/s of Data Collection:The instrument of data collection proposed in the study is questionnaire. Respondents will rate thereexperience and beliefs on different scales and answer few questions which will help the researcher tounderstand the relationship between the variables.Statistical Tests to be used:The statistical test proposed in the study is regression analysis.Possible Research Finding:1. There can be an effect of organizational characteristics on organizational archiving strategies.List of References:Douglas A. B. (1982). “Corporate Archives Today”. American Archivist, Vol.45, No.3.Golnessa G. H. (2005). “Preserving Scientific Electronic Journals: A Study of Archiving Strategies”Department of Library and Information Science, Shahed University Tehran, Iran.Harold, P. A. (1982). “Business Archives: A Corporate Asset”. American Archivist, Vol.45, No.3.Joan, M. S. and Terry. C. (2002). “Archives, Records, and Power: The Making of Modern Memory”,Archival Science 2: 1-19.Karen B. (1982). “Business Archives Literature”. American Archivist Vol.45, No.3.Luis, A. G. and Jose, A. P. (2000). “Understanding Organizational Memory”. Department of ComputerScience, University of Chile.Michael. J. D. Sutton. (2001). “Strategies for an Archives Management Program”Margrethe, H. O and Norman, L. C. (1980). “The relationship between organizational characteristics
and the Structure of Information Services Function”, MIS Quarterly, Vol. 4, No. 2 pp. 57-68.Wim, V. D. (2004). “Universal Access Through Time: Archiving Strategies for Digital Publications”.Libri, Vol.54 pp.98-103. _______________ _________________ Thesis Supervisor Head Research IURC