Accession Number : ADP006929

Title :   Military vs. Business Leadership: Suggestions from Career Description Analysis,

Corporate Author : ARIZONA STATE UNIV TEMPE

Personal Author(s) : Van Fleet, David D. ; Peterson, Tim O.

Report Date : 17 APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Comparisons of military and business leadership may be useful if carefully conducted. The data presented in this paper could have been misused to show that military and business leaders were alike. A more correct comparison is presented and suggestions about future research are made. In an earlier study on-military leaders, Van Fleet and Yukl (1986) found some tentative differences between military and business leaders. However, the comparability of the data used for that work was tenuous. However, in that same monograph, they report the results of using content analysis on career descriptions as a method of learning more about military leaders. A relatively exact replication of that effort was done on a group of business leaders to see what similarities and/or differences might occur when more comparable data sets are employed.

Descriptors :   *LEADERSHIP, *CAREERS, *BEHAVIOR, COMMERCE, COMPARISON, MILITARY PERSONNEL.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE