Accession Number : ADA312006

Title :   Senior Leadership: An Annotated Bibliography of Research Supported by the Army Research Institute.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Jan 93-Sep 94,

Corporate Author : GEORGE MASON UNIV FAIRFAX VA

Personal Author(s) : Zaccaro, Stephen J.

PDF Url : ADA312006

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : This report presents an annotated bibliography of research on senior leadership sponsored by the U. S. Army Research institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI) primarily between 1985 and 1994. this research has covered themes related to the nature of work and performance requirements at the executive level; the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics needed to meet these requirements; the measurement of key senior leadership constructs; and the formulation of development and training technologies for the inculcation of requisite leadership qualities. An examination of the parameters of this research indicates that (1) as a whole, this research has proceeded from a single coherent theoretical framework; (20 more than one half of the products in this research base (63%) can be characterized as nonempirical; (3) one half of the empirical studies (50%) utilized primarily a qualitatively or descriptive research methodology; and (4) the nature of senior leadership work and requisite KSAOs has received more attention (33% and 58%, respectively, of the entries) than measurement (23%) or specific development and training strategies (44%). The annotated bibliography presented here serves as the initial step in a critical analysis and review of the research on senior leadership generated by ARI.

Descriptors :   *ARMY RESEARCH, *LEADERSHIP, *BIBLIOGRAPHIES, REQUIREMENTS, METHODOLOGY, STRATEGY, SKILLS, TRAINING, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), MENTAL ABILITY, BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, SOCIAL SCIENCES.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
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