ERIC Number: ED175082
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Theoretical Foundations for Design and Management of Human Service Organizations.
Popper, Samuel H.; And Others
Studies in Educational Administration and Organization, n7-8 p65-74 Sum 1978
This paper outlines a paradigm for relating research and theory in the study of organizations and organizational behavior. The paradigm is directly related to problems in the design and management of human service organizations, and it directs the scholarship of the field to the structure and control of agencies such as schools and hospitals. By centering attention on the use of information for control purposes, and on the decision-making behavior necessary to attain organization goals, the paradigm enables researchers and practitioners to assess principles of organization of potential value in design and management activities. An attempt is made to trace the objective impact of technology and organization structure on goal attainment and management control. Although this paradigm is quite general and the review of relevant contributions necessarily brief, it is possible to identify certain research priorities of immediate concern and to suggest methodological directions of potential value to those who design and control human service organizations. (Author)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Haifa Univ., Mount Carmel (Israel). Center for Educational Administration.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to light print of original document