ERIC Number: ED200844
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
The Effects of Managerial Succession on Organizational Performance.
Kerner-Hoeg, Susan E.; O'Mara, Francis E.
The process by which managers come and go in large organizations is thought to have significant effects on organizational performance. To investigate the effects of managerial succession on organizational performance, measures of organizational performance were collected from 60 Army battalions and analyzed according to how closely each measurement followed changes in battalion command. None of the battalion effectiveness ratings and only one of the 16 performance measures revealed a significant effect of proximity to command transition. Results suggest that managerial succession does not in itself have a deleterious effect on organizational performance in the Army. (Although the study focuses on a military setting, results are of importance in the area of organizational performance.) (Author/KMF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Army Research Inst. for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Alexandria, VA.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (88th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 1-5, 1980).