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Study Report

Study Number: QH-005-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1958

Subject Area: Organizational Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Public personnel agencies study, 1958.  [machine-readable data file] / Blau, Peter M.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7081

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: The data are derived from mail questionnaires returned in 1958 by a group of public personnel agencies. These agencies are the executive agencies of the Civil Service Commission that administer the personnel policies of state and local governments. Some special agencies, such as port authorities and some Canadian agencies are also included. The agencies were selected from the roles of the Public Personnel Association. The data cover the structure of the agency, professionalism, specialization and the agency's performance of its duties. 252 cases, 1 card of data per case, and 39 variables. The data contain blanks.

SUBJECT TERMS: administrative behavior. corporations. local government. occupations. organizational behavior. personnel work. state governments. United States.


Blau, Peter M., Wolf Heydebrand, and R.E. Stauffer. ''The Structure of Small Bureaucracies,'' American Sociological Review, (1966). Blau, Peter M. ''The Hierarchy of Authority in Organizations,'' American Journal of Sociology, 73 (January 1968). Stauffer, Robert E., Peter M. Blau, and Wolf Heydebrand. ''Organizational Complexities of Public Personnel Agencies,'' Public Personnel Review, 21(1966).

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