ERIC Number: ED224109
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Research Needs on Interagency Cooperation.
Rogers, David L.; Whetten, David
The product of a literature review by scholars in the field, this report is intended for researchers, those funding research, and those whose task is to coordinate organizations. A large number of research needs in the area of interagency coordination were identified, including research on the impacts of social philosophies and administrative principles on the organization of delivery systems; the dynamics of previous coordination strategies; which specific interest groups impact delivery systems; the process by which coordinated systems are developed; the necessary conditions for coordination; a theory of interorganizational coordination; the relationships between horizontal and vertical coordination; the roles of conflict in coordination; the interrelation among the basic forms of organizational interaction; the dynamics of the coordination process; the consequences of different types of coordination strategies; coordination from the perspective of both subjective and objective analysis; and the use of ethnographic and survey techniques to analyze coordination. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Conflict, Coordination, Decision Making, Horizontal Organization, Longitudinal Studies, Organizational Theories, Program Effectiveness, Research Needs, Theories, Vertical Organization
Publications, North Central Regional Center for Rural Development, 578 Heady Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 (single copies, free).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development, Ames, IA.