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Reorganization: Contingent Effects of Changes in the CEO and Structural Complexity

REORGANIZATION: CONTINGENT EFFECTS OF CHANGES IN THE CEO AND STRUCTURAL COMPLEXITY Mohsen Modarres, Humboldt State University ABSTRACT I employed structural contingency theory, neglected in recent organizational studies, to examine two variables, structural complexity and changes in the chief executive officer in their relationship with an important form of change, administrative reorganization. I found that changes in the CEO and structural complexity significantly influence administrative reorganization. Findings also indicated that organizational size is positively related to reorganization. However, environmental munificence, organizational age, and changes in organizational size did not influence reorganization. I argued for the importance of attending to both internal and external pressures for organizational change.

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