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ERIC Number: ED049521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
Pages: 34
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Environmental and Structural Determinants of Innovation in School Districts.
Burnham, Robert A.
Conceptualizing organizations as open systems of interrelated variables, this study of 184 Illinois school districts determined the relationships among innovation adoption, selected organizational characteristics, and environmental variability. Organizational characteristics were differentiation (development of specialized organizational components) and integration (linkage of mutually interdependent components). Multiple correlation analysis showed positive relationships between environmental variability and differentiation/integration; between innovation and environmental variability; and among innovation and differentiation, integration, and environmental variability. (Author/RA)
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Note: Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (55th, New York, New York, February 4-7, 1971)