Title page for ETD etd-07152010-020332
|Type of Document
||Kopp, Daniel G.
||An examination of the relationship between the buffering response of part-time and temporary workers and technology, perceived environmental uncertainty and size in two manufacturing industries.
|Litschert, Robert J.
|Bird, Monroe Murphy
|Bonham, Thirwall W.
|Robinson, James W.
|Sgro, Joseph A.
- environmental uncertainty
|Date of Defense
The primary objective of this study was to
empirically test J. D. Thompson's proposition that organizations
seek to buffer their technical cores from the
uncertainty of the environment. Secondary objectives
included: to explore the relationship among core technology,
perceived environmental uncertainty, size, and buffering;
to provide descriptive statistics on the use of
part-time and temporary workers in manufacturing firms; and
to empirically test the Perceived Environmental Uncertainty
Instrument developed by Duncan and modified by Downey. These were accomplished by examining in an applied setting
the relationship among one buffering method, two types of
core technologies, size, and perceived environmental
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