Structural Contingency Theory/Information Processing Theory

Lex Donaldson

in Management

ISBN: 9780199846740
Published online January 2013 | | DOI:
Structural Contingency Theory/Information Processing Theory


Structural contingency theory holds that there is “no one best way,” meaning that no single structure or structural type is optimal for all organizations. Instead, the structure that is most effective is the structure that fits certain factors, called contingencies. Thus the effectiveness of a structure depends on the degree to which it fits the contingencies. Some of the contingencies of organizational structure are the degree of uncertainty of the environment of the organization, organizational strategy, and organizational size.

Article.  9427 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management

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