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On the basis of a survey of 665 city and county chief executives in eight states, the authors examine the perceived impact of state and federal institutions on local government. The state legislature is the institution most often cited for its influence, and the institutions at the state level...
Exploratory sociopsychoanalytic research was undertaken on the relationship between psychopathology and bureaucratic work within the U.S. government. Individuals, work roles, and organizational culture were studied. Previous research indicated that career within bureaucracy platys a significant...
Computer simulation as a research methodology is presented as the intersection of modeling, simulation, and computer analysis. Five component parts of simulation models are identified: input variables, output variables, assumptions, algorithms, and parameters. Computer simulation (CSM) has two...
This article cites a natural tension between citizen participation in public agencies and the drive for organizational stability. The power stability hypothesis, based on exchange theory, suggests that weaker organizations are more likely to offer citizens stronger roles in their planning...
This article addresses two unresolved issues in studying organizational efficiency: first, the problem of evaluating organizations; second, the problems involved in investigating the interrelationships of efficiency, structure and organizational environments. We argue that answering these...
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