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Journal of Business Strategy

ISSN: 0275-6668

Online from: 1980

Subject Area: Strategy

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Management span of control: how wide is too wide?

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Title:Management span of control: how wide is too wide?
Author(s):Barbara Davison, (Barbara Davison is a director with Saratoga Institute, now a PricewaterhouseCoopers human resources services offering. Ms Davison has spent more than 25 years in the HR management field, serving in leadership positions in several companies as well as managing her own consulting practice. As one of the original members of Saratoga Institute, she was instrumental in formulating and advancing the use of HR measurement, benchmarking and performance evaluation practices to track a company’s financial return on human capital investment. She is the author of major research and analysis on HR strategies, practices and trends and has written five publications published by the American Management Association/AMACOM books, and two books published by the institute.)
Citation:Barbara Davison, (2003) "Management span of control: how wide is too wide?", Journal of Business Strategy, Vol. 24 Iss: 4, pp.22 - 29
Keywords:Management ratios, Organizational effectiveness
Article type:Viewpoint
DOI:10.1108/02756660310494854 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:A director at the Saratoga Institute provides some thoughts on the ideal ratio of managers to staff and gives a formula to allow the reader to perform their own caclulations.

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