The Congruence Perspective of Organization Design: A Conceptual Model and Multivariate Research Approach

Randolph, W. Alan; Dess, Gregory G.
January 1984
Academy of Management Review;Jan1984, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p114
Academic Journal
This paper provides direction for a systematic program of research on a congruence perspective of organization design. A theoretical model of strategic choice is elaborated and serves as an integrating framework from the organization design literature. The model is based on a multivariate approach involving environment, technology, and structure, as well as their congruency. A number of specific research hypotheses are generated, and implications for the development of both descriptive and normative theory are advanced.


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