Direct and Indirect Park and Recreation Resource Management Decision Making: A Conceptual Approach

Authors

  • Bill Hendricks
  • Edward J. Ruddell
  • Connie Bullis

Keywords:

Organizational identification, decisional premise, direct management, indirect management

Abstract

Control of employee decisions and congruence between these decisions and organizational goals is an essential concern for all park and recreation agencies. In an effort to understand the decision making of personnel employed in park and recreation resource management agencies, this paper presents a conceptual model of direct and indirect visitor management decisions. The model suggests that direct and indirect visitor management approaches are influenced by the acceptance of decisional premises and identification targets. Hypothetical examples of the model are presented, followed by conclusions and managerial implications.

Published

1993-04-04

Issue

Section

Regular Papers