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This report examines cooperative interaction among development organizations in 16 Iowa counties. Several sets of organizational characteristics were found to relate to levels of interorganizational relations (lOR). Organizations that were well-established, prestigious, and perceived as being effective tended to report the most intensive interaction with other units. The presence of formalized rules and procedures was associated with more intensive levels of lOR. Organizations with less autonomy in funding and programming reported higher levels of interaction than did the more autonomous groups. Innovative organizations with broad service responsibilities also reported more intensive interaction.
Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University
Agricultural and Resource Economics | Agricultural Economics | Natural Resource Economics | Natural Resources Management and Policy | Organization Development | Rural Sociology
Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University; Rogers, David L.; and Molnar, Joseph J., "Interorganizational relations among development organizations: empirical assessment and implications for interrorganizational coordination" (1976). CARD Reports. 62.
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