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Assessing organizational effectiveness in Australia's Plant Quarantine Service

Djuwadi 1986 , 'Assessing organizational effectiveness in Australia's Plant Quarantine Service', Coursework Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Plant quarantine is significant for countries like Australia whose
agricultural sector plays an important role in their income earnings. This activity
is carried out with the aim to protect agriculture and the environment from the
damages which may be caused by hazardous organisms inadvertently
introduced by men. Those organisms may be plant pests or diseases, whose
introduction can be harmful. That is why they must always be kept outside
Australia, and this is done through plant quarantine.
The plant quarantine activities in Australia are carried out by the
States' Departments of Agriculture on behalf of the Commonwealth. The
Commonwealth department which is responsible for plant quarantine at the
present time is the Department of Primary Industry. This responsibility is
discharged through one of its eleven divisions-The Australian Agricultural
Health and Quarantine Service. The Department of Primary Industry has just
recently been given the responsibility of plant quarantine following the
administrative arrangement which transferred to it that responsibility from the
Department of Health.
Due to the importance of plant quarantine, the organization which is
responsible for its discharge must always be effective.. This dissertation is
concerned with the study of organizational effectiveness of Australia's plant
quarantine service, in terms of how the organization can be assessed.
In the first part of this dissertation, the literature on organizational
effectiveness is reviewed with the purpose of identifying a framework for
analysing the effectiveness of the concerned organization. Current
assessments of the organization are also reviewed.
In the second part of this dissertation, the state of Australia's plant

quarantine service is forwarded as background information.
In the last part of this dissertation, the assessment problem and its
application to Australia's plant quarantine service is discussed. The proposed
model in this dissertation is a modification of the process model. While it is
used in assessing the effectiveness of Australia's plant quarantine service it
may also be used in other plant quarantine organizations, for example in
Indonesia's, plant quarantine service, in which the writer has been working for
the last fourteen years.

Item Type: Thesis - Coursework Master
Keywords: Australia. Plant Quarantine Service, Organizational effectiveness
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Thesis (M.Soc.Sc.)--University of Tasmania, 1987. Bibliography: leaves 59-61

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