Construct Dimensions in the Contingency Model: An Analysis Comparing Metric and Non-Metric Multivariate Instruments

Oded Shenkar*, Nissim Aranya, Tamar Almor

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Abstract

The diverse conceptualizations, operationalizations and measurements of uncertainty and structure may explain the inconsistent findings obtained for the contingency model. To examine this possibility, the present study simultaneously applies multiple measures of uncertainty and organizational structure using both factor analysis and Smallest Space Analysis to identify the underlying dimensions of those constructs and examine their interrelationships. Results obtained via both methods are compared and their relative merits discussed, and implications for organization and management are delineated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)559-580
Number of pages22
JournalHuman Relations
Volume48
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1995

Keywords

  • SSA
  • contingency theory
  • organization structure
  • uncertainty

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