THE EFFECT OF CHANGING SIZE UPON ORGANIZATIONS
Annual rept. no. 1
SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIV CA
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This study is a continuation, under the auspices of the Office of Naval Research, of a project whose objective was to test the hypothesis that the administrative component of an organization increases in size at a proportionately greater rate than does the containing organization. Work is completed or planned in four fields education, business, municipal government and the military. The hypothesis has been substantiated in a large sample of Californias school districts. The first test in business, in a major banking system, did not support the hypothesis. A second test in business, utilizing a number of general hospitals of various sizes, is presently underway with one- fourth of the sample reviewed, it so far yields a random distribution of administrative component sizes which do not relate to organization size.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations