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ERIC Number: ED039646
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr-2
Pages: 17
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Structural Models and Dynamic Organizational Research: A Possibility Theorem.
Welty, Gordon; Beradino, Alfred
This paper deals with the problems of rigorous research within the dynamic organizational context. Definitions and axioms establish the natures of a social problem, a social intervention program, continuous program monitoring, a method of describing alternative treatments, treatment effect testing, and programmatic change. These definitions and axioms are used to prove indirectly that programmatic change is compatible with rigorous research. A major conclusion is that research designs are applicable to the structural study of organization and that they permit a study of the managers' reactions to feedback in a real world situation. The use of research designs will thus permit the establishment of a causal theory of management and organizations. (Author/LLR)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (Atlantic City, New Jersey, April 2, 1970)