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.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly|
|State||Published - Jun 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)