TITLE

Organization Effectiveness Measurement and Policy Research

AUTHOR(S)
Kirchhoff, Bruce A.
PUB. DATE
July 1977
SOURCE
Academy of Management Review;Jul77, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p347
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The theoretical and empirical research literature on measurement of organization effectiveness reveals that empirical methodologies, developed primarily by psychologists and sociologists, do not adequately express the complexity of effectiveness measurement. This article suggests a more accurate methodology, cautions researchers about over-simplifying concepts of effectiveness and offers directions for future research.
ACCESSION #
4281791

 

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