ERIC Number: ED043974
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
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Organizational Complexity: The Relationship Between the Size of the Administrative Component and School System Size.
This study explores the speculation that unidentified factors such as organizational complexity might account for disparate research findings regarding the relationship between the administrative component and organization size. Complexity and size of organization were found to be significantly related variables, although there is no evidence to support the notion that the administrative ratio is linearly related to either of the two organizational variables. Four areas of speculation are considered: irrationality in organization, "administrative style," wealth of the system, and Blau's "Formal Theory of Differentiation in Organizations." However, the determination of the exact form of the relationship among the three variables of administrative component size, complexity, and size of organization is still unexplained. It seems logical, however, that the next step in the accumulation of empirical knowledge would concern this growth relationship. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center for Advanced Study of Educational Administration.