Accession Number : ADP003350

Title :   Methodological Issues in the Study of Air Force Organizational Structures,

Corporate Author : LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT CENTER MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Austin,J. S. ; Short,L. O. ; Conlon,E. J. ; Daft,R. L.

Report Date : APR 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Two theoretical models are presented for the study of organizational structure. These models are described and used in pilot work in two functional areas at eight Air force installations. A method for collecting rich data which can be analyzed within each model is described. The theoretical and methodological frameworks allow researchers to look at vastly different structures and help standardize results. (Author)

Descriptors :   *RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, *HUMAN RESOURCES, *MANPOWER UTILIZATION, *JOB ANALYSIS, *ORGANIZATIONS, STRUCTURES, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, DECISION MAKING, MOTIVATION, MORALE, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), LEADERSHIP, SKILLS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, MODEL THEORY, SYMPOSIA

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE