Journal of Management Information Systems

Volume 5 Number 2 1988 pp. 71-81

Information Type and its Impact on Information Dissemination

Zaki, Ahmed S and Hoffman, Richard C

ABSTRACT: A classification scheme for categorizing organizationally relevant information as either vital or supportive is validated empirically. The impact of the hierarchy on information dissemination was found to vary somewhat for both types of information. These results are based on a study of 118 managers at three hierarchical levels from 18 business firms.