The Kilmann and Herden Model of Organizational Effectiveness Criteria for Small Business Managers

Hoy, Frank; Hellriegel, Don
June 1982
Academy of Management Journal;Jun82, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p308
Academic Journal
Kilmann and Herden hypothesized that the conceptualization of organizational effectiveness criteria would be a function of problem solving style. In a sample of 150 managers of small businesses, the hypothesized relationships were not supported, yet the study suggested useful applications of the model in effectiveness research.


Related Articles

  • A New Look at Participation in Decision Making: The Concept of Political Access. Mohrman, Susan Albers // Academy of Management Proceedings (0065-0668);1979, p200 

    This study of 17 schools and 250 individuals finds Political Access to be a better predictor than Participation in Decision Making of Trust and of Organizational Effectiveness. Political Access is defined as the ability to raise issues and secure system attention. Internal and external...

  • Decision Style and Work Satisfaction of Arab Gulf Executives: A Cross-national Study. Ali, Abbas J. // International Studies of Management & Organization;Summer89, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p22 

    This article reports on the results of a cross-cultural study of the decision-making styles and work satisfaction of executives in the Persian Gulf States. Work satisfaction and managerial decision style are crucial to the functioning of business organizations, and studies of these variables...

  • TOP LEVEL MANAGEMENT PRIORITIES IN DIFFERENT STAGES OF THE ORGANIZATIONAL LIFE CYCLE. Smith, Ken G.; Mitchell, Terence R.; Summer, Charles E. // Academy of Management Journal;Dec1985, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p799 

    This research operationally defined three top-level management priorities and made some suggestions about these priorities' relative levels of importance across three stages of organizational life cycles. Two different studies, a field study and a simulation, were conducted concurrently. The...

  • Lessons Learned. Westcott, Russ // Quality Progress;Sep2005, Vol. 38 Issue 9, p104 

    This article discusses the steps that take place before closing a process improvement or new development projects. Its goal is to help an organization learn from any poor decisions, inadequate actions or mistakes made and also from the good decisions made and effective actions taken. In...

  • The Implementation of Different Decision Making Structures In Adapting To Environmental Uncertainty. Duncan, Robert B. // Academy of Management Proceedings (00650668);1971, p39 

    The data presented above thus indicate that there are differences in the way decision units organize themselves for making routine and nonroutine decisions under different conditions of perceived uncertainty and perceived influence over the environment in decision making. This research thus...

  • Organizational Competence as a Predictor of Long Run Survival and Growth. Reimann, Bernard C. // Academy of Management Journal;Jun82, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p323 

    The subjective evaluation of an organization's effectiveness (or competence) by its top executives was found to be an excellent predictor of the subsequent survival and growth of the organization. Although financial criteria of profit and revenue growth were the best predictors, several...

  • Managerial Models of Organizational Effectiveness. Mahoney, Thomas A.; Weitzel, William // Administrative Science Quarterly;Sep69, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p357 

    Studies of organizational characteristics predictive of managerial judgments of overall effectiveness of subordinate organizational units are reported. The findings are interpreted within the framework of a hierarchical model of criteria of effectiveness. Measurable organizational...

  • THE FIT BETWEEN TECHNOLOGY AND STRUCTURE AS A PREDICTOR OF PERFORMANCE IN NURSING SUBUNITS. Alexander, Judith W.; Randolph, W. Alan // Academy of Management Journal;Dec1985, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p844 

    Regression analyses of field study data from 27 nursing subunits supported the hypothesis that a simple measure of fit between technology and structure is a better predictor of quality of care than either technology or structure alone, or the two together. The results of this study were thus...

  • Organizational Antecedents to Strategic Issue Formulation. Thomas, James B.; McDaniel, Reuben R. // Academy of Management Best Papers Proceedings;1988, p42 

    While the importance of strategic issue formulation has been recognized, little is known about its relationship to the organizational context in which it takes place. Utilizing top managers in 162 firms, this research identified how the perceived nature of a strategic issue is related to a...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics