Accession Number : AD0785492

Title :   An Analysis of Behavioral/Structural Conflict Experienced by Systems Staff Officers in Army Materiel Management and Decisionmaking.

Descriptive Note : Individual research project,


Personal Author(s) : Drudik,Robert L.

Report Date : 22 AUG 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 167

Abstract : The study analyzes the conditions of conflict which existed between the behavior of individuals assigned as System Staff Officers and the structure (organization) in which they worked. While the functions performed by Systems Staff Officers in material management and decisionmaking are deemed to have been highly contributory, no other study is known to exist which analyzes the human cost and conditions of productivity attendant to this specific management function (System Staff Officer). The field study is an inquiry aimed at determining the interactions and relationships between psychological/sociological variables which were pervasive in the System Staff Officers' working environment. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Materiel, *Management, Conflict, Behavior, Officer personnel, Decision making, Field conditions, Surveys, Questionnaires, Interviewing

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE