Human Services as Complex Organizations
SAGE Publications, 1992 - 400 sider
With examples from a variety of organizations - such as social service agencies, hospitals, schools, child guidance clinics and family service agencies - this volume examines current theory on human services as complex organizations.
The contributors emphasize how organizational characteristics affect the delivery of services and the patterns of relations between staff and clients. They also address structural features shared by organizations, including high frequency of staff stress and burnout and problems of effectiveness evaluation.
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... disbanding rates . A key purpose of the Baum and Õliver ( 1990 ) study was to explore the validity of competing explanations for the basis of legitimation and competition effects on disbanding rates . Density dependence proposes that ...
... disbanding rates in organizational populations. Disbanding is defined as any exit from a population due to failure, merger or planned termination (Hannan and Freeman, 1988). The predominant view of this so-called age-dependency argument ...
... rate is higher than the disbanding and other exit rates , populations will grow . Occasionally , dis- banding rates rise substantially above founding rates , and populations actually shrink , as happened to Japan's manufacturing sector ...
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