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AN EVALUATION OF TECHNIQUES USED TO IDENTIFY FIRST-LINE MANAGEMENT POTENTIAL


1981 1981

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Abstract (summary)

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the techniques currently used by corporations for identification of first-line management potential. This evaluation involved developing a theoretical model from the literature, investigating how a selected group of large corporations were currently identifying first-line management potential, and then comparing the current practices with the theoretical model.

The data on current practices were collected using two survey methods: personal interviews and questionnaires distributed by mail. In total, forty-nine responses were received from the 129 corporations surveyed.

The only technique used in common by the corporations surveyed, and ranked the most important, was the recommendation of the immediate manager. This is interesting in view of the fact that little emphasis appears to be placed on training managers to identify first-line management potential. The technique which ranked second in importance was the performance appraisal system.

In comparing the current practices of most of the corporations surveyed with the theoretical model, the one thing common to both was the use of a results-oriented performance appraisal system. The most striking difference is the difficulty in validating the current practices according to EEOC Guidelines. The only possible exception to this is the use of assessment centers, which are not used by the majority of the corporations surveyed.

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Subject
Business community
Classification
0310: Business community
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences
Title
AN EVALUATION OF TECHNIQUES USED TO IDENTIFY FIRST-LINE MANAGEMENT POTENTIAL
Author
JOHNSON, LINDSEY BRANCH
Number of pages
341
Publication year
1981
Degree date
1981
School code
0483
Source
DAI-A 42/09, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
University/institution
Pace University
University location
United States -- New York
Degree
D.P.S.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
8205356
ProQuest document ID
303153482
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/303153482
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