Document Type : Original Research


1 Professor of Organization Theories and Strategic Management, Sanandaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sanandaj, Iran

2 PhD student of Public Administration, Sanandaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sanandaj, Iran

3 PhD Student of Public Administration, Sanandaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sanandaj, Iran


The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between information technology and organizational structure in governmental banks of Iran. This study was a correlative survey. Data were collected using two questionnaires. The standard questionnaire of information technology belonged to Zegardy and Ismaili (2007) and the standard organizational structure questionnaire belonged to Robbins were used. Reliability of the questionnaires using Cronbach's alpha method was questionnaire of the information technology was 0.866 and for the organizational structure questionnaire was 0.725. The ideas of a group of experts were looked for in order to determine the validity of the questionnaire. A sample size of 50 subjects was selected in Marivan city's governmental banks. Data were analyzed using SPSS17 and LISREL8.50 softwares. Pearson correlation and linear regression test were used to analyze the data. Results showed that there was a positive and direct correlation between using information technology and organizational structure in governmental banks. In other words, as the using of information technology increases, organizational formality, complexity, and centralization improve.


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