Base Civil Engineer Organization: Standardized versus Flexible.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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The structure of Air Force Civil Engineering is standardized by Air Force Regulation 85-10. However, organizational theorists maintain that in order to be effective, an organizations structure should be contingent on the environment in which it operates. This research is an exploratory study of two Civil Engineering squadrons operating in different environments. Using the Integrated Computer Aided Manufacturing Definition IDEF system modeling technique, functional models of the two Civil Engineering organizations were developed. A comparative analysis was then performed on the models. The study revealed evidence of differences between the structures of the two organizations due to operating in different mission environments. However, not all differences were predicted by organizational theory. Author
- Civil Engineering
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies