Study on the Impact of IMs Components on the Efficiency of Smart Schools
The recent advances in information and communication technology have led to a huge transformation in educational system and the emergence of smart schools. The components of information management systems [IMS] may play an effective role in the efficiency of smart schools. This paper aims to determine the impact of IMS components on the efficiency of smart schools in the provinces of Tehran, Isfahan and Alborz. This research was conducted by descriptive-correlational method. The statistical population consists of all personnel of smart schools in the provinces of Tehran, Isfahan and Alborz. 755 people were selected by random stratified sampling method. The required data was collected by Nonaka and Takeuchi IMS Questionnaire, Jahed Organizational Efficiency Questionnaire, Robbins Organizational Culture Questionnaire, and Data Technology and Organizational Management Assessment Questionnaire. The data was analyzed by SPSS 21 and LISREL software package using structural equations and path analysis methods. The results indicated that IMS components were associated with technical and managerial factors, the component of organizational culture was associated with organizational efficiency, and technical and managerial factors were associated with organizational efficiency. The data had a good fitness with factor construct and theoretical underpinnings of the study, which confirmed that the questions were in line with theoretical constructs.