TITLE

THE ORGANIZATIONAL TAXONOMY: DEFINITION AND DESIGN

AUTHOR(S)
Rich, Philip
PUB. DATE
October 1992
SOURCE
Academy of Management Review;Oct92, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p758
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Organizational typologies provide an effective data storage and retrieval system, as well as a means for theory development. However, existing typologies are typically limited, failing to meet broad standards. This article discusses contemporary organizational classification in the context of empirical theoretical, and evolutionary perspectives. Consideration is given to the theoretical and numerical basis for grouping organizations, and an overview is provided of the conceptual and operational development of hierarchical taxonomies and the selection of organizational variables.
ACCESSION #
4279068

 

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