contingency theory


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contingency theory

an empirical approach within ORGANIZATION THEORY which correlates features of organizational structure with contingent aspects of the environment, technology, etc., and their effect upon organizational behaviour and performance. Contingency theory thus rejects the ‘classical’ idea of best organizing principles, and explains variation in organizational form as determined by environmental and technical conditions.
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The whole experience made me think about a doctoral seminar I had just completed in which we had discussed contingency theory - the idea that the optimal way to lead is dependent on the situation.
Abstract: Grounded in contingency theory in public relations and referencing the contingent variable of power of external publics, this study explores how one of China's Confucius Institutes communicates with publics abroad.
LSCM is truly a multidisciplinary research area, and this multidisciplinarity begins with the five most prominent theories playing a role in LSCM theoretical development since 1991: the resource-based view, transaction cost economics, game theojy, contingency theory, and institutional theory.
In the field of organizational studies, contingency theory has provided a coherent paradigm for analyzing the structure of organizations (Donaldson, 2001), and it is one of the main theories used in studies regarding managerial control (Chenhall, 2003; Burkert, Davila, Mehta, & Oyon, 2014) that analyze the influence of organizational contexts on the design and use of management control systems (MCS) (Hyvonen, 2007).
Other chapters present Skills Approach, Style Approach, Situational Approach, Contingency Theory, Path-Goal Theory, Leader-Member Exchange Theory, Transformational Leadership, Team Leadership, Psychodynamic Approach, Women and Leadership, Culture and Leadership, Leadership Ethics summarize the topics covered in the work.
Based on current literature on crisis management and contingency theory, this study explored how the Red Cross, China's biggest charity, practices public relations in a low-trust society and how contingent factors influence organizational stances in the "Guo Meimei incident," which initially erupted in 2011 as a personal issue, but quickly destroyed the reputation of the Red Cross, and continuously evolved over three years.
From the view of contingency theory, different contexts require different ways of managing the project, and the success of the project depends on the fit between the project management and the environment (Howel et al.
First let's unpack structural contingency theory to explain how incremental success slows transformative change (figure 1).
great man theory, trait theory, behavioral theory, contingency theory, transactional theory and transformational theory.
From the perspective of management theory, Picasso's innovation was in moving the artistic field from contingency theory, in which artists search for the ideal form, to configurational theory, where the form is less important than how specific archetypes or essential clusters of organizational values might "fit" with its context.
In the course we were discussing contingency theory -- which says that the way you lead changes from one company to another.
Problems with contingency theory: testing assumptions hidden within the language of contingency theory.

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