Date of Original Version

1979

Type

Book Chapter

Abstract or Description

The purpose of this chapter is to identify the critical issues underlying the construct of organizational effectiveness (OE). The basic assumption is that understanding organizational effectiveness is a precondition to dealing with problems in organizational assessment. The concept of effectiveness is complex and value-laden. There is no simple path to construct specification. Our objective therefore is to identify the critical issues ans some approaches to their resolution.

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E. Lawler and others (Eds.), Organizational Assessment: Perspectives on the Measurement of Organizational Behavior and the Quality of Working Life, New York: Wiley-Interscience.