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Novak, Ralph S.||Green, Gerald G.

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M.S. (Master of Science)

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Department of Management


Industrial management; Industrial efficiency


Purpose of Study. The organisational efficiency is an important concept and has bean discussed considerably in recent management literature. The purpose of this thesis was to study the different aspects of organizational efficiency and investigate the method for calculating the organizational efficiency. Since a machine and an organization are comparable in many respects, it was proposed that the organizational efficiency can be calculated by applying the methods for calculating the machine efficiency. Methods of Investigation. The procedure to calculate the machine efficiency was organized properly and than the method for calculating the organizational efficiency was applied to calculate the organizational efficiency. The method was illustrated by examples and the organizational efficiencies were calculated. Methods of Investigation It was shown that the method for calculating machine efficiency could be applied to calculate the organizational efficiency if proper considerations are given to the different aspects of an organization. It was possible to compare the organizational efficiencies of similar and dissimilar organizations. It was also indicated that the performance of a given organization can be evaluated by statistical methods. It was, therefore, possible to get a more clear idea about organizational performance. The numerical value of organizational efficiency was thus a useful concept in the study of the performance of an organization.


Includes bibliographical references.


88 pages




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