Time Series Test of a Harmonic Series Model of Organizational Differentiation.
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Data from 68 years in the evolution of an education and training organization was used to test the Mayhew-Childers harmonic series model of role differentiation across time. Previous strategies for testing this model have been questioned, and consideration of data collection design appears necessary to test any model of role differentiation. The harmonic series model lends itself to linearity tests of the relationship of transformed variables and demonstrates predictive properties which led to the proposal of an alternate model. Suggestion is made for the explicit consideration of time in further studies of role differentiation in formal organizations.
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