Structure and Perceived Performance in Public Organizations

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Author(s)

  • Chan Su Jung
  • Seok Eun Kim

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)620-642
Journal / PublicationPublic Management Review
Volume16
Issue number5
Online published4 Jan 2013
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine relationships and better-fits between organizational structure and performance in public organizations. This study takes into account multiple dimensions of organizational structure: span of control, organizational personnel size, global organizational red tape and personnel red tape. The relationships between the first two physical dimensions and perceived organizational performance are examined by taking different combinations of measures, such as raw measures, log-transformation measures and squared measures. The results of ordinal logistic regression models find that, except for span of control, the other structural dimensions have a negative influence on perceived organizational performance. While span of control shows a better-fit with perceived performance in a linear and positive direction, personnel size fits better in a log-linear relationship. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed in the conclusion. © 2014 Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Research Area(s)

  • global red tape, organizational personnel size, Organizational structure, perceived organizational performance, personnel red tape, span of control

Citation Format(s)

Structure and Perceived Performance in Public Organizations. / Jung, Chan Su; Kim, Seok Eun.
In: Public Management Review, Vol. 16, No. 5, 2014, p. 620-642.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review