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Consideration of Organizational Structure and Design for Improved Efficiency in Southern Wood Departments

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This paper analyzes organizational structure of wood departments within major industrial timber companies in the South and the influence such structure can have on department operations, such as communications, coordination, and personnel management.ยน Relationships among positions within an organization focus on expected behavior of position holders, grouping of positions, and degree of decision-making authority allocated to positions (Ullrich and Wieland 1980). Organizational structure has a direct effect on performance, and the problem managers face is to maintain a structure which best accomplishes company goals and objectives in a changing environment.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Professor, School of Business, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

Publication date: February 1, 1983

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  • Each regional journal of applied forestry focuses on research, practice, and techniques targeted to foresters and allied professionals in specific regions of the United States and Canada. The Southern Journal of Applied Forestry covers an area from Virginia and Kentucky south to as far west as Oklahoma and east Texas.
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