ERIC Number: ED031681
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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The American Manager Overseas Representing Large U.S. Industrial Corporations; A Study of Selected Staffing Steps and Job Attitudes.
Ivancevich, John Michael
A study was made of overseas staffing procedures of large American industrial corporations, selection and predeparture training, and the job attitudes of overseas American managers. Questionnaire responses from 127 foreign operations managers (FOM) and 127 overseas managers were used. These were among the findings; (1) most overseas managers were transferred three months or less after selection; (2) the few FOMs using tests to screen candidates did not evaluate the effectiveness of testing; (3) FOMs stressed independence, sincerity, and technical competence in their screening of candidates, while the overseas managers themselves stressed sincerity, adaptability, attitudes toward non-Americans, and candidates' wives' opinions on moving overseas; (4) FOMs and managers both named inability to cope with larger managerial responsibility as the chief reason for performance failures overseas; (5) top managers perceived greater need satisfaction than did middle managers; (6) higher needs (autonomy and self-actualization) were relatively unmet for both domestic and overseas managers, but the overseas managers reported more dissatisfaction than the domestic managers with opportunities for independent thought and action. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Administrators, Analysis of Variance, Attitudes, Criteria, Doctoral Dissertations, Industry, Investigations, Management Development, Motivation, Overseas Employment, Performance Factors, Personnel Selection, Testing
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Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park.
Note: D.B.A. Thesis.