Accession Number : AD0641652

Title :   SOME EFFECTS ON BUSINESS GAMING OF PREVIOUS QUASI-T GROUP AFFILIATIONS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PITTSBURGH UNIV PA MANAGEMENT RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Deep,Sam ; Bass,Bernard M. ; Vaughan,James A.

Report Date : 01 SEP 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Ninety-three graduate business students at the University of Pittsburgh were assigned to nine 'companies' to play the Carnegie Tech Management Game. The game was the major portion of a 15-week course in integrated decision-making. Men were assigned to 'companies' according to whether they had been in the same or different quasi-T groups 15 weeks earlier. 'Companies' composed of two and three sub-divided ex-T groups performed significantly more effectively in the game than 'companies' made up of wholly reconstituted sensitivity training groups. The latter reported less internal conflict but appeared to be less effective as companies because of overconfidence in each other's dependability. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GAME THEORY, *MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING), (*GROUP DYNAMICS, TRAINING), COMMERCE, DECISION MAKING, COMBINATORIAL ANALYSIS, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, STUDENTS

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Humanities and History
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE