Accession Number : AD0762069

Title :   Background of Stanford MBAs Who Reached Business General Management Early.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Personal Author(s) : Harrell,Thomas W. ; Harrell,Margaret S.

Report Date : 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : An analysis of an individual background survey determined which of 34 items were statistically significant for 376 men who had positions in general management. The survey was administered during the first of a two-year MBA (Master of Business Administration) course. Presence in general management was determined by a questionnaire five years after graduation. Fifteen items showed differences of 8% or higher. These appeared to include motivation to work, physical energy and an interest in social interaction. When combined with other questions, an instrument may be constructed that can be useful for the identification of general managers and for their development. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*SUPERVISORS, *MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING), (*LEADERSHIP, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION), FACTOR ANALYSIS, QUESTIONNAIRES, BACKGROUND, PERSONALITY, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), APTITUDE TESTS, UNIVERSITIES

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE