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ERIC Number: ED017755
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 1
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THE EFFECTIVENESS OF UNIVERSITY MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS.
ANDREWS, KENNETH R.; AND OTHERS
THE REACTIONS OF 6,000 BUSINESS EXECUTIVES TO FORMAL UNIVERSITY EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS WERE GATHERED BY QUESTIONNAIRE AND A FEW INTERVIEWS. OF THE TOTAL POPULATION, 80 PERCENT REACTED SO FAVORABLY THAT DIFFERENCES IN LENGTH, COSTS, AND QUALITY WERE ALMOST OBSCURED. OF SEVEN ACTIVITIES, THEY RANKED CLASS SESSIONS FIRST, THEN STUDY GROUPS AND INFORMAL DISCUSSIONS. THE EXECUTIVES REPORTED GREATER SELF CONFIDENCE, IMAGINATION, FLEXIBILITY, AND TOLERANCE, AND APPRECIATION OF HUMAN PROBLEMS IN BUSINESS AS A RESULT OF THE PROGRAM. RARER WERE RESPONSES CITING GREATER ANALYTICAL ABILITY AND CHANGED ATTITUDES. PROGRAM LENGTH MAY MAKE THE MOST DIFFERENCE IN IMPACT AND MAY AFFECT THE VOCATIONAL AND INFORMATIONAL QUALITY OF THE PROGRAM. ADMINISTRATORS SHOULD CONSIDER THE REGION TO BE SERVED, SUBJECT MATTER, LEVEL OF PARTICIPANTS, LEVEL OF INTELLECTUAL ATTAINMENT TO BE GAINED, AND THE NATURE OF THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH SPONSORING COMPANIES. COMPANIES SHOULD REDEFINE THE VALUE OF SHORT UNIVERSITY COURSES IN TERMS OF TOTAL COMPANY EFFORTS IN RECRUITING, DEVELOPING, MOTIVATING, DEPLOYING, AND EVALUATING ITS EXECUTIVE MANPOWER. (APPENDIXES INCLUDE THE QUESTIONNAIRE, SUPPLEMENTARY TABLES, AND NOTES ON METHODOLOGY.) THE DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FOR $6.00 FROM THE DIVISION OF RESEARCH, HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL, SOLDIERS FIELD, BOSTON, MASS. 02163. 358 PAGES. (AUTHOR/LY)
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Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Boston, MA. Business School.
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