Accession Number:

AD0766399

Title:

A Comparative Study of the Effects of Succession in a Military and a Business Organization: A Critique and a Reanalysis,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

88.0

Abstract:

The general purpose is to reanalyze and evaluate one piece of research which needs to be placed in the proper perspective. This is a research effort conducted by Professor Oscar Grusky and described in an article entitled The Effects of Succession A Comparative Study of Military and Business Organization. Grusky, 1964. The purposes here are 1 to elaborate some of the substantive and methodological weaknesses in that study 2 to develop alternative explanations and suggested hypotheses for the relationships between the variables which Grusky explored 3 to develop and provide the rationale for several sets of suggested hypotheses which should be explored if we are to have confidence in our knowledge of these phenomena and 4 to illustrate several pitfalls in research of this type which should be avoided if possible in future research efforts.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE