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ERIC Number: ED019616
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 1
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A STUDY OF THE ROLE OF THE ENGINEERING MANAGER AND HIS CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS.
MCKEE, CHARLES A.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY WAS TO INVESTIGATE THE RELATIONSHIPS AMONG THE PERCEPTIONS ENGINEERING MANAGERS HAVE OF THEIR ROLE, THEIR CONTINUING EDUCATION ACTIVITIES, AND SUBJECT AREA NEEDS, AND AMONG THE EXPECTATIONS HELD FOR THEM BY THEIR IMMEDIATE SUPERIORS, DIRECT SUBORDINATES, AND BY ENGINEERING FACULTY OUTSIDE THE ORGANIZATION. ROLE THEORY WAS ADOPTED AS THE CONCEPTUAL APPROACH. A QUESTIONNAIRE-SCHEDULE RECEIVED FROM 199 ENGINEERING MANAGERS, 122 IMMEDIATE SUPERIORS, 168 DIRECT SUBORDINATES, AND 50 ENGINEERING FACULTY MEMBERS PRODUCED INFORMATION ABOUT THE ROLE. THE IMMEDIATE SUPERIORS INDICATED A STRONG POSITIVE FEELING ON MORE ITEMS CONCERNING THE JOB FUNCTIONS OF THE MANAGER THAN ANY OF THE OTHER GROUPS AND THE DIRECT SUBORDINATES INDICATED A STRONG FEELING ON FEWER ITEMS THAN THE OTHER GROUPS. THERE WAS COMMON AGREEMENT AMONG ALL FOUR GROUPS ON SEVEN ITEMS OF THE 29. A HIGHER DEGREE OF AGREEMENT EXISTED BETWEEN THE ENGINEERING MANAGERS AND THEIR IMMEDIATE SUPERIORS CONCERNING THE ROLE OF THE MANAGER THAN BETWEEN ANY OTHER GROUPS. LESSER AGREEMENT EXISTED IN COMPARING THE ENGINEERING MANAGERS AND THE ENGINEERING FACULTY, AND IN COMPARING THE IMMEDIATE SUPERIORS AND THE DIRECT SUBORDINATES. THIS DOCTORAL THESIS IS AVAILABLE FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, ANN ARBOR, MICH. ORDER NO. 68-4181. MICROFILM $3.70. XEROGRAPHY $13.05. 288 PAGES. (AUTHOR/RT)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.
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