ERIC Number: ED051852
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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New Directions in Management Information Transfer.
Farmer, Richard N.
The entire question of how management skills and techniques are transferred is extremely complex. Even to identify relevant environmental, organizational, and personal variables takes many pages, and detailed explorations of even a few key interrelationships in any country takes much time and money to explore properly. A second general conclusion is that there are no easy inexpensive ways to transfer any kind of knowledge, let alone knowledge as complicated as management skills. A third general conclusion is that much of the problem is closely related to the educational and behavioral constraints in the society. While legal-political and economic constraints are also important, the key variables appear to be the former two. This also presents problems since it is typically easier to change an economic or legal variable than to change an educational or behavioral constraint. Any practical programs for accelerating knowledge transfers should take this problem into account. (Author/MM)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Communication (Thought Transfer), Learning Theories, Management Development, Professional Training, Skill Development
Gottlieb Duttweiler-Institut, CH-8803 Ruschlikon, Zurich, Switzerland ($1.15)
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Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Gottlieb Duttweiler Inst. for Economic and Social Studies, Zurich (Switzerland).