Strategy and structure

  • Cliff Bowman
  • David Asch
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Abstract

In this chapter we examine the contingency factors which influence the structuring of organisations. These factors, which can be regarded for the moment as independent variables, have a significant impact on the design of the organisation. Effective structuring requires a degree of congruence between the contingency factors and the organisation’s structures and processes. Four categories of contingency factors will be considered in this chapter: age and size; growth; the technical system and the environment. A fifth, power, is considered separately in Chapter 13.

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© Cliff Bowman and David Asch 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Cliff Bowman
    • 1
  • David Asch
    • 2
  1. 1.Cranfield School of ManagementUK
  2. 2.The Open UniversityUK

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