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Organizational Effectiveness: A Comparison of Multiple Models directly addresses the issues of non-integration and non-comparability. This book not only provides well thought out approaches to effectiveness as a construct, but also practical suggestions for improving effectiveness in organizations. A set of integrating questions that raise theoretical, conceptual, empirical, research, practical, and managerial issues are also included. This text likewise compares and contrasts theoretical and philosophical roots of a particular perspective with other perspectives. This publication is intended for scholars and researchers seeking to understand and measure organizational effectiveness, as well as practitioners who are faced with the problem of managing and improving their own organization's effectiveness.
1 Organizational Effectiveness: One Model or Several?
Understanding Organizational Effectiveness
I Multiple Models of Organizational Effectiveness
2 An Interactionist Perspective on Organizational Effectiveness
The Attraction-Selection-Attrition Framework
Theoretical, Methodological, and Practical Implications
3 A Framework for an Integrated Model of Organizational Effectiveness
Merging Contemporary Theories
An Integration of Models
Responses to Integrative Questions
4 The Effectiveness of Interpretation Systems
Interpretation Systems and Organizational Effectiveness
Characteristics of Interpretation Systems
A Model of Organizational Interpretations
Interpretation System Effectiveness
5 A Political-Economic Perspective on Organizational Effectiveness
Value Issues in Conceptualizing Organizational Effectiveness
Critical Theory and Welfare Economics
The Population Perspective of Organizational Effectiveness
6 Pursuing Organizational Effectiveness That Is Ambiguously Specified
Departing from Tradition
Specifying Goals and Avoiding Their Specification
Decomposing Control Structurally and Temporally
Searching Analytically and Mechanistically
Reaping Benefits from Ambiguities
7 On the Demise of Organizational Effectiveness Studies
Outcome Approaches to OE
Determinant Approaches to OE
An Alternative Approach
II Comparisons and Implications of Multiple Models of Effectiveness
8 Organizational Effectivness and Organizational Behavior: A Critical Perspective
Comparing, Critiquing, and Integrating the Perspectives
Organizational Effectiveness Issues and Prescriptions from Organizational Behavior
9 Assessing Outcomes and Effects
Some Basic Premises
Performance Assessment: An Idealization
Types of Assessments
Purposes of Assessment
Reactions to the Six Contributions
10 The Implications of Effectiveness Theory for Managerial Practice in the Public Sector
The Infinity Problem
The Necessity of Arbitrary Circumscription
Retaining Ambiguity and Mitigating Cross-Purposes
11 Organizational Effectiveness: Implications for the Practice of Management
First Responses: From Nord to Schneider
Weick and Daft
Starbuck and Nystrom
Six Authors: Common Themes
Contributions to the Practice of Management
12 Some Conclusions about Organizational Effectiveness
Conclusions about Organizational Effectiveness
Guidelines for Assessing Organizational Effectiveness
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- © Academic Press 1982
- 28th December 1982
- Academic Press
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