ERIC Number: ED124401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Industry's Future Acceptance of Technologists and Technicians for Management Positions.
Schallert, William F.
The author presents both optimistic and pessimistic news about the future use of technicians in management and supervisory positions. He is optimistic because of the efforts by industry and education to solve difficulty personnel problems; pessimistic because of the complexity of the organizational structure necessary to manage technical operations today. Included are general information related to the topic and a model of the engineering personnel spectrum. The model shows the pure scientist to be at one end of a spectrum and the craftsman at the other. Other models are described and discussed. The author states that two other variables, administrative theory and administrative art, must be considered if technicians are to be accepted in management roles. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual midwest section meeting of the American Society for Engineering Education (April 5-6, 1973, Bartlesville, Oklahoma); Shaded figures may not reproduce well