Accession Number : ADA174341


Title :   An Exploratory Study of Individual and Organizational Variable Interrelationships in Research and Development Organizations within Air Force Systems Command.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS


Personal Author(s) : Eaton,Robert A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a174341.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1986


Pagination or Media Count : 100


Abstract : This thesis examined the interrelationships between four variables in research and development organizations with Air Force Systems Command. The four variables were the work unit supervisor's personality type, work unit structure, work unit communication flow, and work unit effectiveness. Data reduction was performed on an existing data base and 31 work units were identified. Values for the four variables were computed for each of the 31 work units. A one-way analysis of variance was performed in order to look for significant differences in structure, communication flow, or effectiveness between different supervisor personality types. Significant differences were discovered between sensing types and intuitive types in the structure of their work units and in the quality of information received by their work units. In addition, significant differences were noted between thinking types and feeling in the effectiveness of their work units. These findings may provide guidance for selecting managers in research and development organizations. A Pearson correlation analysis was performed to look for significant relationships between structure, communication flow, and effectiveness.


Descriptors :   *RESOURCE MANAGEMENT , *RESEARCH MANAGEMENT , *AIR FORCE SYSTEMS COMMAND , ORGANIZATIONS , INTERACTIONS , ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE , THESES , OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS , VARIABLES , HYPOTHESES , CORRELATION TECHNIQUES


Subject Categories : Administration and Management


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE