The aim of this chapter consists in showing the impact of the increased use of ICT on the organisational structures of the economy. Bearing this objective in mind, the chapter is organised as follows: To begin with, the term “information and communication technologies” is defined in the context of this thesis and the main technological trends caused by an increase in the use of ICT are shown. Next, the relevant organisational theories underlying the organisational structure are outlined in order to identify the most important factors influencing organisational forms of doing business internationally. The influence of ICT on these factors can then be identified. Finally, the resulting impact on the organisation of markets, intra-organisational aspects and the organisational forms existing between different firms are set out in more detail.


Transaction Cost Organisational Form Intangible Asset Virtual Network Virtual Organisation 
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