Accession Number : AD0638345

Title :   CHANGING SIZE AND ADMINISTRATIVE COMPONENTS IN CERTAIN CITIES AND BANK UNITS.

Descriptive Note : Rept. no. 2

Corporate Author : SAN FRANCISCO STATE COLL CALIF INST FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Terrien,Frederic W.

Report Date : AUG 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The objective of the study was to test the hypothesis that the administrative component of an organization increases in size at a proportionately greater rate than does the containing organization. Work is completed or planned in four fields: education, business, municipal government and the military. The test of the hypothesis, conducted on thirteen Northern California communities on a range of size, also failed to show a significant pattern with regard to the growth of the administrative component of the city's employees. Neither could a significant relationship be shown between the change in the number of city employees and the populations of their respective cities. In the cases of the bank units and the cities, the definition of 'administrator' which was utilized was 'any person directing the work of one or more others.' The careful diagramming of the organizational structure of both banks and cities which was necessary to determine administrative relationships yielded some information on the distribution of authority and the span of control which prevailed in these organizations. In the banks, approximately a sixth of all individuals had some administrative authority, and the typical administrator had just under six persons reporting directly to him. In the cities, approximately a fourth of all individuals had some authority, and the typical administrator had just under four persons reporting directly to him. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BANKING, MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING), LEADERSHIP, CONTROL, STATISTICAL DATA

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE