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ERIC Number: ED309754
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
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The Impact of Personal Computers on Management Attitude and Productivity at a Large Domestically-Based Defense Contractor.
Bell, James D.; And Others
A study designed to measure the impact of personal computer use on the productivity of managers was conducted in 1988 at a defense contractor's facility in Austin, Texas. A survey instrument of 20 questions designed to determine managers' perceptions of the impact of personal computers on their job performance was distributed to all 160 managers and directors of the company, and 91 questionnaires were returned (56.8% response rate). Analyses of the responses indicated that the personal computer was felt to be a valuable managerial tool, and that personal computers and their utilization rates exhibited a moderate amount of dependency upon them in certain areas. Recommendations based on these findings include encouraging the use of personal computers at all management levels, including non-engineering/non-technical areas; continuing the current incentive program to subsidize the purchase of personal computers by employees; and implementing an in-house training program in the use of computers. In addition, this study is proposed as a model for future research in this area, particularly for projects including more than one kind of company. (8 references) (CGD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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