Mediating influence of top management styles on the relationship between external environment and Organizational structure: tests of some hypotheses by Pradip N Khandwalla (Working Khandwalla, Pradip N.

By: Khandwalla, Pradip N
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Ahmedabad Indian Institute of Management 1978Description: 35 p.Subject(s): Management Styles | Environment | Hypothesis Testing | Organisational StructureDDC classification: WP 1978 (231) Summary: Three styles of top management, labelled entrepreneurial, professional, and conservative, were empirically derived from cluster analysis of policies and practices data from a sample of companies. Eleven hypotheses were developed of the relationships between external environmental change and changes in certain dimensions of Organizational structure, and the mediating effects of the three empirically derived styles on these relationships. A large number of predictions were supported. Implications of the findings were discussed.
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Three styles of top management, labelled entrepreneurial, professional, and conservative, were empirically derived from cluster analysis of policies and practices data from a sample of companies. Eleven hypotheses were developed of the relationships between external environmental change and changes in certain dimensions of Organizational structure, and the mediating effects of the three empirically derived styles on these relationships. A large number of predictions were supported. Implications of the findings were discussed.

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