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Does decentralization make a difference for the organization? An examination of the boundary conditions circumbscribing decentralized decision-making and organizational financial performance.

Authors
Richardson-HA; Vandenberg-RJ; Blum-TC; Roman-PM
Source
J Manage 2002 Apr; 28(2):217-244
NIOSHTIC No.
20041728
Abstract
Recently, there has been increased interest in the organizational gains that can be achieved by decentralizing decision-making authority to lower level employees. Yet, literature examining the relationship of decentralization to organizational performance is both scarce and equivocal. The current study examines decentralization's influence on financial performance in a sample of behavioral healthcare treatment centers. As expected, the decentralization-financial performance relationship is moderated by key organizational characteristics. Implications of the findings are presented.
Keywords
Decision-making; Management-personnel; Work-organization; Work-operations; Work-environment; Employees; Work-performance; Health-care-facilities
Contact
Hettie A. Richardson, Department of Management, Ourso College of Business Administration, Louisiana State University, CEBA Building Room 3158, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
CODEN
JOMADO
Publication Date
20020401
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
hricha4@Isu.edu
Funding Amount
290074
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2002
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-003708
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
0149-2063
Source Name
Journal of Management
State
LA; GA
Performing Organization
The Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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