Advances in Management and Applied Economics

Organisational Effectiveness: Whom and What Do We Believe?

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    This paper extensively reviews relevant literature on the complex and multidimensional nature and measure of effectiveness. After analyzing 15 perspectives on organizational effectiveness, it recommends that managers should appreciate the challenges inherent in striving for effectiveness [especially the multiple and contradictory goals constraints and constituents], adopt a multi dimensional mindset by applying various perspectives simultaneously and also adopt a contingency paradigm by aligning their peculiar circumstances to the choice of perspectives.