AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF COMMITTEE COMPOSITION AS AN ADMINISTRATIVE PROBLEM‐SOLVING TOOL

Mary Lippitt Nichols

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Abstract

This paper describes the development of a classification of committees frequently seen in response to authority‐task problems in universities. It then reports data that describe how twenty high‐level, experienced administrators, when presented with a series of seven hypothetical cases representing each type of committee, chose to compose each committee. Implications of this work for understanding the use of committees as strategic problem‐solving tools are explored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)338-351
Number of pages14
JournalDecision Sciences
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1981

Keywords

  • Academic Administration
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Organizational Change.

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