Accession Number : AD0781303

Title :   The Importance of Situations versus Personal Qualifications for General Manager Development.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept. 1 Apr-24 Jun 74,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

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

Report Date : 24 JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : What is the relative importance of situational variables versus personal qualifications for a man to reach a position as a General Manager. Previous publications have concentrated on the personal qualifications of Stanford MBAs who became General Managers five to ten years after school. This report concentrates on situational variables that seemed to be significant based on information obtained from questionnaires and interviews. These situational variables seem to be at least as important as the personality and interest variables. Size of company, growth of company, industry, and presence of a sponsor or Godfather who believes in the young man seem to be important. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Personnel selection, *Leadership, Management training, Mobility, Personnel development, Job satisfaction, Personality, Motivation, Surveys

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE