Re-Ordering Structural Dimensions for Nigerian Organizations

  • PO Ibadin
  • I Ibadin


The organization structure (OS) reflects the interface of the dimensions of the OS, the model in place and the mix of determinants of OS. This paper focuses on the organization structure (OS) to find out, not just the consistency of the structural properties with the OS but also the potentials of OS oriented towards the realization of organization goals. To achieve this end, an extensive review of relevant, extant literature follows. Findings reveal that available researches conducted in organizations, especially in western organizations, so far reflect structural properties of OS in place as well as a variety of determinants, which, in turn, reflects the model adopted. Besides, environmental and cultural factors are found to be major determinants of the choice of model of OS in Nigerian organizations. It is recommended, in the concluding remarks, that OSs should reflect variables, beyond environment, size, technology and simply growth; and that such reflected variables should be dictated by situations, circumstances and peculiarities that capture the achievement of organizations goals in Nigeria

Keywords: Structure; dimensions, model, determinants


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