Miner, John B.; Harlow, Dorothy N.; Rizzo, John R.; Hill, James W.
February 1974
Journal of Applied Psychology;Feb74, Vol. 59 Issue 1, p31
Academic Journal
This study was Conducted to test the hypothesis that the role motivation theory of managerial effectiveness is applicable in highly structured organizational contexts of the bureaucratic type, but not applicable in low structure contexts of the Professional type. Simulated organization with student members were used--a facsimile of a large business firm at Western Michigan University and a series of independent project teams at the University of South Florida. The results generally support the hypothesis, with managerial motivation being significantly related to promotion decisions in the high structure situation, but not in the low structure situation.


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