Organizational Effectiveness - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121571801, 9781483268545

Organizational Effectiveness

1st Edition

A Comparison of Multiple Models

Editors: Kim S. Cameron David A. Whetten
eBook ISBN: 9781483268545
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th December 1982
Page Count: 308
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Description

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.

Table of Contents


Contributors

Preface

1 Organizational Effectiveness: One Model or Several?

Understanding Organizational Effectiveness

Conclusion

References

I Multiple Models of Organizational Effectiveness

2 An Interactionist Perspective on Organizational Effectiveness

The Attraction-Selection-Attrition Framework

Theoretical, Methodological, and Practical Implications

References

3 A Framework for an Integrated Model of Organizational Effectiveness

Merging Contemporary Theories

An Integration of Models

Responses to Integrative Questions

References

4 The Effectiveness of Interpretation Systems

Interpretation Systems and Organizational Effectiveness

Characteristics of Interpretation Systems

A Model of Organizational Interpretations

Interpretation System Effectiveness

Conclusion

References

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

Conclusions

References

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

References

7 On the Demise of Organizational Effectiveness Studies

Basic Theses

Outcome Approaches to OE

Determinant Approaches to OE

An Alternative Approach

Discussion

References

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

A Perspective

Conclusion

References

9 Assessing Outcomes and Effects

Some Basic Premises

Performance Assessment: An Idealization

Types of Assessments

Purposes of Assessment

Other Realities

Reactions to the Six Contributions

Implications

References

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

References

11 Organizational Effectiveness: Implications for the Practice of Management

First Responses: From Nord to Schneider

Weick and Daft

Starbuck and Nystrom

Goodman

Seashore

Schneider

Six Authors: Common Themes

Affective Considerations

Contributions to the Practice of Management

Practical Alternatives

Conclusions

References

12 Some Conclusions about Organizational Effectiveness

Conclusions about Organizational Effectiveness

Guidelines for Assessing Organizational Effectiveness

Conclusion

References

Author Index

Subject Index

Details

No. of pages:
308
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1983
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483268545

About the Editor

Kim S. Cameron

David A. Whetten