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A further division hypothesized to be important lies in the functional and hierarchical differentiation of staff members, with differing professional expectations and pressures and levels of centrality to overall and operational policy decisions being expected to affect the relevance of exogenous variables.

policy decisions are expected to affect exogenous variables?

Actually I cannot understand overall sentence here. Could you paraphrase it in a simper way or in a way of your understanding?

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I will not bother to try to explain the actual meanings of the long words, since you can look up these up in the dictionary more easily that I can try to paraphrase them. Basically the sentence is saying:

  • The functional and hierarchical differentiation of staff members is hypothesized to be important.
  • Two things are expected to affect the relevance of exogenous variables: (i) differing professional expectations and pressures; and (ii) levels of centrality to overall and operational policy decisions.

This text that you are reading is written in an unappealing jargony way typical of much academic writing. One's mind tends to glaze over as one reads it.