Accession Number : ADA119900

Title :   General Contingency Theory of Organizations: An Alternative to Open Systems Theory.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NEBRASKA UNIV LINCOLN DEPT OF MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s) : Franz,Charles R ; Luthans,Fred

PDF Url : ADA119900

Report Date : Aug 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : General contingency theory (GCT) is offered as an alternative to open system theory (OST) as the foundation for improved organizational performance. It is argued that GCT can provide more precise conceptual variables and an integrative framework for relating environmental and organizational variables in order to provide functional predictions. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Leadership, *Management planning and control, *Personnel management, Organizations, Management, Theory, Human relations, Human resources, Resource management, Systems management, Environmental management, Performance(Human), Operational effectiveness, Decision making, Decision theory

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE