An Alternative To Macro-Micro Contingency Theories: An Integrative Model

Mealiea, Laird W.; Lee, Dennis
July 1979
Academy of Management Review;Jul1979, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p333
Academic Journal
This article points out the inherent weaknesses of developing and utilizing contingency theories that fail to integrate both the macro (size, technology, environment ↔ structure) and micro (structure ↔ employee behavior) dimensions. We develop an integrative model Incorporating both macro and micro dimensions, and describe the benefits derived from a truly total systems perspective.


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