Accession Number : ADA132361

Title :   An Empirical Investigation of Organizational Effectiveness and Performance.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 81-Jul 83,


Personal Author(s) : Terborg,James R

PDF Url : ADA132361

Report Date : 29 Jul 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : A model for studying organizational effectiveness is proposed. Using the model, economic, behavioral, and attitudinal indicators of retail store performance were collected for a three year period. Predictors included: community buying power, local unemployment rate, organizational climate, and aggregate measures of the quality of store personnel such as training, education, and tenure. Predictors and criteria were multidimensional and stable over time. The results, however, were rather weak with R2 for predictor sets often being less than .10. It was concluded that effectiveness is multidimensional and multidetermined. And, that the relative strengths of relationships can vary depending on key situational factors such as industry and technology. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Organizations, *Operational effectiveness, *Corporations, Personnel management, Management planning and control, Performance(Human), Optimization, Resource management, Job satisfaction, Quality, Personnel retention, Attrition, Models, Technology forecasting, Econometrics, Behavior, Attitudes(Psychology)

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE