Advertisement

Lifestyles

, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 325–344 | Cite as

Toward a scheduling congruity theory of family resource management

  • Rosemary J. Avery
  • Kathryn Stafford
Article

Abstract

This article presents the elements of a theory to explain the dynamic construction and execution of production processes. The theory takes into account both the cognitive underpinnings and observable streams of purposive action necessary for managerial behavior. It attempts to explain both the consciously planned and executed action of individuals and the more routine, repetitive activities which dominate most resource allocation behavior. Further, it provides a framework within which goal directed actions of individuals may be translated into goal directed actions of groups of individuals.

Key words

Congruity Management Production Process Scheduling 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Abelson, R. (1981). Psychological status of the script concept.American Psychologist, 36 715–729.Google Scholar
  2. Alba, J., & Hasher, L. (1983). Is memory schematic?Psychological Bulletin, 93 203–231.Google Scholar
  3. Anderson, J. (1983).The architecture of cognition. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.Google Scholar
  4. Bartlett, F. C. (1932).Remembering: A study in experimental and social psychology. Cambridge, England: The University Press.Google Scholar
  5. Becker, G. (1965). A theory of the allocation of time.Economic Journal, 75 493–517.Google Scholar
  6. Berger, R., Guilford, J., & Christensen, P. (1957). A factor-analytic study of planning abilities.Psychological Monographs: General and Applied, 71(6), 1–31.Google Scholar
  7. Brewer, W., & Dupree, D. (1983). Use of plan schemata in the recall and recognition of goal-directed actions.Jounal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 9 117–129.Google Scholar
  8. Coleman, J. (1986). Social theory, social research, and a theory of action.American Journal of Sociology, 91 1309–1335.Google Scholar
  9. Deacon, R., & Firebaugh, F. (1988).Family resource management: Principles and applications (2nd ed.). Boston: Allyn and Bacon.Google Scholar
  10. Gioia, D., & Manz, C. (1985). Linking cognition and behavior: A script processing interpretation of vicarious learning.Academy of Management Review, 10 527–539.Google Scholar
  11. Gioia, D., & Poole, P. (1984). Scripts in organizational behavior.Academy of management Review, 9 449–459.Google Scholar
  12. Gross, I., Crandall, E., & Knoll, M. (1980).Management for Modern Families (4th ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.Google Scholar
  13. Hayes-Roth, B. (1977). Evolution of cognitive structures and processes.Psychological Review, 84 260–278.Google Scholar
  14. Henderson, A., & Schlaifer, R. (1954). Mathematical programing.Harvard Business Review, 32(3), 73–100.Google Scholar
  15. Hintzman, D. (1986). “Schema abstraction” in a multiple-trace memory model.Psychological Review, 93 411–428.Google Scholar
  16. Hirschman, E. (1980). Innovativeness, novelty seeking, and consumer creativity.Journal of Consumer Research, 7 283–295.Google Scholar
  17. Key, R., & Firebaugh, F. (1989). Family resource management: Preparing for the 21st century.Journal of Home Economics, 81(1), 13–17.Google Scholar
  18. Langer, E. (1983).The psychology of control. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.Google Scholar
  19. Lea, S., Tarpy, R., & Webley, P. (1987).The individual in the economy: A textbook of economic psychology. New York: Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar
  20. Lewin, K. (1936).Principles of topological psychology. New York: McGraw-Hill.Google Scholar
  21. Lord, R., & Kernan, M. (1987). Scripts as determinants of purposeful behavior in organizations.Academy of Management Review, 12 265–277.Google Scholar
  22. Mayer, R. (1977).Thinking and problem solving: An introduction to human cognition and learning. Glenview, IL: Scott, Foresman.Google Scholar
  23. McCaskey, M. (1974). A contingency approach to planning: Planning with goals and planning without goals.The Academy of Management Journal, 17 281–291.Google Scholar
  24. McCaskey, M. (1977). Goals and direction in personal planning.Academy of Management Review, 2 454–462.Google Scholar
  25. Minsky, M. (1975). A framework for representing knowledge. In P. H. Winston (Ed.),The psychology of computer vision (pp. 211–277). New York: McGraw-Hill.Google Scholar
  26. Navon, D. (1984). Resources—a theoretical soup stone?Psychological Review, 91 216–234.Google Scholar
  27. Nelson, K. (1986).Event knowledge: Structure and function in development. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.Google Scholar
  28. Newell, A., & Rosenbloom, P. (1981). Mechanisms of skills acquisition and the law of practice. In J. R. Anderson (Ed.),Cognitive skills and their acquisition (pp. 1–56). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.Google Scholar
  29. Olson, D., & McCubbin, H. (1983).Families: What makes them work. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.Google Scholar
  30. Oxford American dictionary (1980). New York: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
  31. Pea, R. (1982). What is planning development the development of?. In D. L. Forbes & M. T. Greenberg (Eds.),Children's planning strategies (pp. 5–27). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.Google Scholar
  32. Piper, A., & Langer, E. (1986). Aging and mindful control. In M. M. Bates & P. B. Baltes (Eds.),The psychology of control and aging. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.Google Scholar
  33. Shiffrin, R., & Dumais, S. (1981). The development of automatism. In J. R. Anderson (Ed.),Cognitive skills and their acquisition (pp. 111–140). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.Google Scholar
  34. Stein, N., & Nezworski, T. (1978). The effects of organization and instructional set on story memory.Discourse Processes, 1 177–193.Google Scholar
  35. Tolman, E. (1948). Cognitive maps in rats and men.Psychological Review, 55 189–208.Google Scholar
  36. Tulving, E., & Thomson, D. (1973). Encoding specificity and retrieval processes in episodic memory.Psychological Review, 80(4), 352–373.Google Scholar
  37. Webster's new world dictionary (1984). Springfield MA: G & C Merriam.Google Scholar
  38. Welford, A. (1976).Skilled performance: Perceptual and motor skills. Glenview, IL: Scott, Foresman.Google Scholar
  39. West, R. (1988). Prospective memory and aging. In M. M. Gruneberg, P. E. Morris, & R. N. Sykes (Eds.),Practical aspects of memory: Current research and issues: Vol. 2 (pp. 119–125). New York: John Wiley.Google Scholar
  40. Wyer, R., & Srull, T. (1986). Human cognition in its social context.Psychological Review, 93 322–359.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Human Sciences Press, Inc 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rosemary J. Avery
    • 1
  • Kathryn Stafford
    • 2
  1. 1.Cornell UniversityUSA
  2. 2.The Ohio State UniversityUSA

Personalised recommendations