ERIC Number: ED163949
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul-22
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Contingency Theory and Its Implications for the Structure of an Academic Library.
Moran, Robert F., Jr.
The theoretical basis for an organizational structure determined by external as well as internal factors--the contingency model--is presented through a consideration of two studies. The current research and speculation which have updated and augmented this theory are also included, and a contingency approach to library organization is justified. The changing nature of the academic library is described, followed by a discussion of specific changes in the structure of an academic library that seem appropriate in the light of the external environment. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Contingency Theory