A Method to Study the Organizational Dimension of Regional Programs

Espejo R (1976). A Method to Study the Organizational Dimension of Regional Programs. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-76-014

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Abstract

Our current research activities at IIASA provide the opportunity to study five cases on the organization of regional development. These cases are TVA, Bratsk-Ilimsk Territorial Production Complex, Scotland, Vistula-Lublin and Guayana in Venezuela. The aim of this paper is to present a research method for this purpose independent of the particular characteristics that each case might have. This method is supported by a model of the organizational structure of any viable system. In this case the "regional system" is postulated to be a viable system. If the program is going to be successful it should be viable. This suggests the need to define the "regional system" with precision. The elucidation of the components of this system is seen as a fundamental research step in this method. A second step focuses on the organizational functions that these parts fulfill, and on the linkages among them. A third step relates to the consistency of the regional organization and its effectiveness. The second step seeks to provide the basic structure to support the search for information. A set of questions, supported by this structure, will be presented for explanatory purposes. This "questionnaire" is by no means comprehensive and it is hoped that improvements will be made on it along this research process.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Management and Technology Area (MMT)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:43
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2016 03:01
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/566

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