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Organizations for project management in the defense industry.

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Authors
McCullough, Carl Preston
Subjects
project management
matrix organization
vertical organization
functional organization
Advisors
Kline, Melvin B.
Date of Issue
1973-03
Date
March 1973
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
In recent years, companies involved in contracting with the Department of Defense have organized project offices to manage the development and production of defense systems. The organizational structures and authority relations of these offices are unlike those common to other activities. This study sought to identify and explain the relationships that exist between structural and authority variables of project management systems. Data was collected by structured survey questionnaires directed to project managers and related functional managers. A correlational analysis was employed to measure the strength of relationships between attitudes and structural variables. Although the dollar value of a project proved to be an important structural variable, the most reliable predictor of a manager's perceived authority was the number of layers between him and the top level of corporate management.
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Operations Research and Administrative Sciences
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Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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