Title

The Relationship Between Technology, Structure, and Self Supervision in Professional Service Organizations

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1982

Publisher

Academy of Management

Abstract

The present study examines the relationships among self-supervision, structure, and technology in professional service organizations. Friedson and Rhea (1965) suggest that the self-supervision of professionals is based on the skill of their work. Others have shown that the self-regulating pattern of the professional reduces the need for rigid structuring by organizations (Hall, 1968). In this study it was hypothesized that supervision is more a function of structure than of technology in professional service organizations.