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ERIC Number: EJ251028
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
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Problems with Contingency Theory: Testing Assumptions Hidden within the Language of Contingency "Theory".
Schoonhoven, Clausia Bird
Administrative Science Quarterly, v26 n3 p349-77 Sep 1981
Discusses problems in contingency theory, which relates organizational structure to the tasks performed and the information needed. Analysis of data from 17 hospitals suggests that traditional contingency theory underrepresents the complexity of relations among technological uncertainty, structure, and organizational effectiveness. (Author/RW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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