ERIC Number: ED057758
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Organizational Control in University Departments.
Oncken, Gerald R.
In this study the control structures of 37 academic departments at the University of Illinois were characterized in terms of (a) the total amount of control in the department, and (b) the distribution of control among tenured and nontenured faculty members. A consistent pattern of interaction effects of total control and distribution of control on departmental and individual outputs was found. In departments in which control was distributed in an hierarchical fashion, a negative relationship occurred between total control in the department and output. This negative relationship is contrary to the positive relationship typically found in other organizations. There was no significant relationship found between total control and output in departments in which the distribution of control was egalitarian. (Author/HS)
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Sponsor: Illinois Univ., Champaign.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Dept. of Psychology.