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ERIC Number: ED172356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
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School Management and Contingency Theory: An Emerging Perspective.
Hanson, E. Mark
An understanding of the "situational" characteristics of the organizational forces that influence the relationships between environmental, management, and performance variables is now coming to be seen as a key to understanding the management process itself. This paper is a synthesis of the contingency theory literature drawn from the public, business, and educational sectors. Focus is given to an identification and analysis of the basic assumptions underpinning contingency theory; the contingent nature of organizational design, leadership, and planning variables; and the implications for practicing administrators. The objective is to shape the conclusions of the synthesis into a useful conceptual tool, providing greater facility for description, analysis, and prediction. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Contingency Models of Leadership Effectiveness; Contingency Theories
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)