TITLE

The Benefits of Bureaucracy: Public Managers’ Perceptions of Political Support, Goal Ambiguity, and Organizational Effectiveness

AUTHOR(S)
Stazyk, Edmund C.; Goerdel, Holly T.
PUB. DATE
October 2011
SOURCE
Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory;Oct2011, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p645
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study on the benefits of bureaucracy in organizational performance and the possible interactions between political support, organizational goals, and organizational effectiveness. It examines the perception of public managers regarding political support, organizational goals and overall performance of the organizations. It explores whether managers who perceive that their organizations lack political support will also perceive goals to be ambiguous. It argues that organizations benefit from hierarchical authority that can bring environmental uncertainties in maintaining performance.
ACCESSION #
65458153

 

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