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ERIC Number: ED102642
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 28
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A Consideration of Factors Accounting for Goal Effectiveness: A Longitudinal Study.
Stewart, James H.
This research paper presents a model of organizational effectiveness based on the open system perspective and tests four hypotheses concerning organizational effectiveness factors. Organizational effectiveness can be defined as the extent to which a social system makes progress toward objectives based on the four phases of organizational development -- foundation, consolidation, operation, and achievement of goals. The four hypotheses tested were: 1) goal priority of the leadership will be positively associated with goal effectiveness; 2) leadership value and interest orientation will be positively, but differentially, associated with multiple goals; 3) goal priority and leadership value and interest orientations taken together will be more strongly associated with goal effectiveness than they were when taken separately in the first two hypotheses; and 4) over time the leadership value orientation will become increasingly important in explaining goal effectiveness. Support is presented for all four hypotheses. The author concludes that of the four dimensions of organizational effectiveness, goal effectiveness is the most important. (DW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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