Accession Number:

AD0404847

Title:

THE EFFECT OF CHANGING SIZE UPON ORGANIZATIONS

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. no. 1

Corporate Author:

SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIV CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE