ERIC Number: ED062710
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep-7
Reference Count: 0
Adaptation to a Changing Environment by Modifications in Organizational Decision Unit Structure.
Duncan, Robert B.
This paper presents a model of how organizations adapt to the uncertainty in their environment by making changes in the way they structure themselves for decisionmaking. The research reported here indicates that it is not just a single change in organizational structure, but rather a shifting between a more rigid and more flexible decision structure that facilitates effective adaptation to an uncertain organizational environment. (Author)
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
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Note: Paper prepared for American Psychological Association Annual Convention (79th, Washington, D.C., September 7, 1971)