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The Effects of Information Technology: An Investigation of the Motivational Impact of Information Technology

The results of this research by Gary C. McMahan, Richard Woodman, and Patrick M. Wright support the notion that there are at least two distinct types of information technology that affect the motivational level of a task. Results also support the hypothesis that task discretion moderates the relationship between information technology and task motivation.

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An International Comparison of Organization Development Practices: The United States and Hong Kong

This study by Chung-Ming Lau, Gary C. McMahan, and Richard W. Woodman explored culture-bound issues in OD. The results of surveys among major firms in the United States and Hong Kong indicated few major differences in their OD practices, though the usage of specific OD interventions varied.

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Organization Development within the Firm: A Survey of the 500 Largest Industrials

Gary C. McMahan and Richard W. Woodman conducted a study in which the 500 largest industrial firms in the United States were surveyed with regard to their internal Organization Development (OD) practice.

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The Practice of Organization Development: A Survey of the 500 Largest Service Firms

In this study by Gary C. McMahan, Richard W. Woodman, and Ana Moreno, the 500 largest service firms in the United States were surveyed with regard to their internal Organization Development (OD) practice.

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