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

Toward a scheduling congruity theory of family resource management

  • Rosemary J. Avery
  • Kathryn Stafford


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 


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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