Recent theories of formal organization have argued that the external environment has a determinant effect on organizational behavior and structure. Executives of 104 nonprofit human service organizations in a medium-sized city were surveyed to study the effect of perceived competition for scarce resources on labor management practices. Many executives perceived their environment to be both cooperative and competitive; most had adopted rational management procedures. No significant effect of competition on management was found.
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