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Boundary Spanning Roles and Organization Structure
Academy of Management Review (1977)
  • Howard E Aldrich, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Diane Herker
Abstract
Boundaries are a defining characteristic of organizations, and boundary roles are the link between the environment and organizations. The creation, elaboration, and functions of boundary spanning roles are examined, with attention to environmental and technological sources of variation in the structure of boundary roles.
Keywords
  • boundary,
  • boundaries,
  • boundary spanning,
  • organization structure
Publication Date
1977
Citation Information
Howard E Aldrich and Diane Herker. "Boundary Spanning Roles and Organization Structure" Academy of Management Review Vol. 2 Iss. 2 (1977)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/howard_aldrich/10/