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Survey Relationship between Organizational Structure and Employees Empowerment in SEMET-CO Company

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Management, Benab Branch, Islamic Azad University, Benab, IRAN
  • 2 Department of Management, Marand Branch, Islamic Azad University, Marand, IRAN
  • 3 Department of Management, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, IRAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 3, Issue (7), Pages 5-12, July,2 (2014)


The purpose of this research is to examine the relationship between empowerment and organizational structure and the required factors in order to propose an appropriate approach for empowerment of employees. As an approach to identify and evaluate organizational structure, three traits of formality, sophistication and concentration (Robbins theory) is applied as the basis of structure study, and psychological empowerment is employed as evaluation criterion for empowerment. According to earlier researches related to empowerment (particularly Spritzer research work), the psychological empowerment consists of four traits of competence, self-determination, meaningfulness and effectiveness. This study is a survey research and in terms of goal is applicable. The statistical population of this research is all top management and employees of SEMET-CO Company in Iran including 35 individuals. The total statistical population is selected as a sample. To analyze the statistical data, descriptive statistics techniques (including: adjusting descriptive tables, mean, standard deviation) and inferential (analysis of Spearman’s coefficient correlation, analysis of variance, and Kolmogorov-Smirnov's test) have been used. Regarding the results of research can be noticed that there is a correlation and a positive and significant relationship between the variables of organizational structure and psychological empowerment. Thus, all the hypotheses are confirmed.


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