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ERIC Number: ED123783
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
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Operations Technology and Organizational Structure.
Piernot, Craig A.; Mileti, Dennis S.
This paper reviews and synthesizes the literature relating operations technology to organizational structure and offers a refined definition of operations technology that is intended to facilitate the comparison of different organizational types. The authors present a theoretical model that imposes consistency on the existing literature and illustrates the impact of operations technology on three dimensions of organizational structure. Specifically, the model demonstrates the relationship between primary task operations and the structural dimensions of formalization, horizontal differentiation, and vertical differentiation. The authors conclude that operations technology is a pervasive and important concept in the study of organizational structure. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. RANN Program.
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