ERIC Number: ED099988
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Differentiation, Interdependence, and Performance in Formal Organizations.
Pennings, Johannes M.
Studying 40 branch offices of a large brokerage firm, the investigator attempted to develop a framework for theoretically and operationally defining the concept of interdependence in organizations. After defining task, position-role, social, and skill interdependence, the author explores the consequences of differentiation in terms of the well-being of employees and the performance of their groups. He found that the correlation between the modes of interdependence was weak or negative. (Author/DW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA. Graduate School of Industrial Administration.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (Montreal, Quebec, August 1974)