ERIC Number: ED079543
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May-16
Reference Count: 0
Business Occupational Profiles in an Agricultural Economy. An Investigation to Determine the Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes Essential to Satisfactory Performance at the Job Entry Level as Office and Administrative or Management Trainee Personnel in Rural-Urban Areas.
Harwood, R. Frank
To aid the development of criteria to guide high school curriculum planners and teachers, data for 160 jobs covering six different positions with 112 employers were gathered in 428 executive-employee-supervisor interviews in a 21-county area in northern Mississippi. Based on an analyses of the activities and duties of the six positions according to functional categories and in terms of basic knowledge, skills, and understanding, these conclusions were made: (1) There is a need to know how to cope with business operational problems that affect and concern employees and customers, (2) In all the beginning and trainee positions, there is a need to know something of the importance of and how to provide information essential to the financial records, including data relevant to cost controls and tax reports, (3) It is advantageous to have a marketing orientation to facilitate an understanding of the importance of sales and their essential supporting services, and (4) Communicative, calculating-checking-verifying and recording skills were needed for all the positions studied. (SB)
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Sponsor: Memphis State Univ., TN. Center for Manpower Studies.; Mississippi Univ., University. Center for Manpower Studies.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Univ., University. School of Business Administration.