Size, Technology and Aspects of Structure in Contractor Firms in Turkey


SÖZEN A. Z.

Construction Management and Economics, vol.3, no.3, pp.233-247, 1985 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1985
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01446198500000017
  • Journal Name: Construction Management and Economics
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.233-247
  • Keywords: Developing Countries, Organizational Structure, Size, Technology
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The present paper treats the relationships between dimensions of size, technology and selected aspects of organizational structure in contractor firms operating in Turkey. It is proposed that the larger the organization, and the more advanced the technology employed, the higher the level of formalization, the higher the level of standardization, the higher the level of functional specialization and the lower the level of centralization. The data collected supported these propositions, except for the proposition about centralization. © 1985, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.