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Contingency Theory of Organization
A critical analysis of the contingency theory and the matrix organizational structure by looking into how contingency theory can be implemented using the matrix organization structure.
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This essay analyzes what the contingency theory is; what the basic features of contingency theory are and which are the main contingencies which affect the structure or design of an organization. It also discusses the main criticisms against or disadvantages of the contingency theory and the relation between contingency theory and matrix organization. It asks how the contingency theory can be practically applied through a matrix organization. The paper then defines matrix organization and specifies its different forms, while looking at its advantages and the disadvantages.

From the Paper:

"What must be the ideal structure of an organization? This is a question which great management thinkers from Adam Smith to Argyris and Weber to Woodward tried to answer. But none of them was able to give a perfect answer. Be it be the Classical Approach or the Human relations one, the Systems Approach or the most modern Contingency Approach none of these theories were fully correct and none was able to give a one best universal structure of organization. In reality it is not possible too. The Contingency Theorists were the first to project this fact."

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