Contingency Theory - Lawrence and Lorsch - Talking About Organizations PodcastLawrence, P. In this paper Lawrence and Lorsch develop an open systems theory of how organizations and organizational sub-units adapt to best meet the demands of their immediate environment. They used interview data from executives in six chemical processing companies to support the following propositions:. Organizations must balance differentiation and integration to be successful. Those companies who manage to achieve high sub-unit differentiation and yet still maintain high integration between sub-units seem to be best equipped to adapt to environmental changes. Groups that are organized to perform simpler, more certain tasks e. The time orientation of sub-groups is primarily dependent on the immediacy of feedback from their actions.
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The paper is based on a comparative study of six industrial organizations and data was obtained via questionnaires and interviews with senior executives. Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. You already recently rated this item. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: or?
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Contingency Theory of Organizations—Differentiation and Integration:
Book Lawrence and J. Keywords: Organizations ; Environmental Sustainability ;. Lawrence, Paul R. Organization and Environment. Jay Lorsch and Emily Irving.
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About the Author Jay W. Lawrence and relevant environmental factors. The contingency school postulates that there is not laarence best way to structure work or an organization. If not, balance she.