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Resource Dependence Patterns and Organizational Performance in Nonprofit Organizations

Abstract Achieving high performance is a crucial issue in modern organizations including public, for-profit, and nonprofit even though there is no consensus about what performance means. How to obtain resources is important for boosting organizational performance. Furthermore, resource acquisition capacity is closely associated with the survival of modern nonprofit organizations. Resource Dependence Theory (RDT) notes that dependence on critical resources influences diverse actions and behavior of organizations. The study examines the relationship among Resource Dependence Patterns (RDPs), organizational behavior, and organizational performance in nonprofit organizations. This study introduces five dimensions of RDPs (the appearance of the resource ... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Seo, Jungwook (Author) / Cayer, N.Joseph (Advisor) / Lan, G. Zhiyong (Advisor) / Shangraw, Ralph Frederick (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Public administration / Organizational behavior / Management / Nonprofit organization / Organizational behavior / Organizational performance / Resource dependence pattern
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 221 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Public Administration 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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