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2015 | 2/2015 (19) | 66-83

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The Key Advantages and Disadvantages of Matrix Organizational Structures



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Kluczowe zalety i ograniczenia macierzowych struktur organizacyjnych

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ograniczeń koncepcji macierzowych struktur organizacyjnych. Po krótkim wprowadzeniu do dziedziny zidentyfikowano w nim i omówiono osiem kluczowych cech organizacji macierzowych. Przeprowadzona analiza publikacji wykazała, że trzy ze wspomnianych cech są przeważnie postrzegane jako zalety organizacji macierzowych, jedna jako ich ograniczenie, zaś pozostałe cztery budzą kontrowersje wśród teoretyków co do ich pozytywnego bądź negatywnego charakteru. Owe kontrowersyjne cechy wskazano jako proponowany obszar do dalszych badań.
The article is a review of the literature on the key advantages and disadvantages of matrix organizational structures. After providing a brief introduction into the discipline, it identifies and discusses eight major characteristics of matrix organizations. In the reviewed publications, three characteristics are considered primarily as advantages of matrix structures, one as a disadvantage, whereas the four remaining arouse controversies as to their beneficial or negative nature. The controversial characteristics are indicated as a field for further investigation.





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  • Faculty of Management, University of Warsaw


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