Accession Number : AD0675786

Title :   A PRELIMINARY REPORT ON MANIFEST PREFERENCES IN SIX CULTURES FOR PARTICIPATIVE MANAGEMENT.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ROCHESTER UNIV N Y MANAGEMENT RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Bass,Bernard M.

Report Date : 01 JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : A total of 459 managers completed EXERCISE SUPERVISION. Each manager role-played the position of a supervisor or a subordinate. Each subordinate met with each of three kinds of supervisors, coercive-authoritarian, persuasive, or participative. Each supervisor met with each of three kinds of subordinates; highly involved, moderately involved, or uninvolved. The reported satisfaction of supervisors following meetings with the different kinds of subordinates varied as a function of culture. At one extreme only 14.3% of British or Americans were most satisfied with the uninvolved subordinate. At the other extreme, 53.3% of Indians preferred this subordinate. At the same time, 62.5% of the Flemish and Dutch preferred participative supervisors while only 22.2% of the Greeks preferred such supervision. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, LEADERSHIP), (*GROUP DYNAMICS, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY)), MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, TRAINING, SUPERVISORS, EMOTIONS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), STANDARDS, QUESTIONNAIRES, CULTURE, PATTERN RECOGNITION

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Humanities and History
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE