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ERIC Number: ED358152
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Pages: 10
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Document Origination Processes of Business Professionals: Implications for Education.
Anderson-Yates, Marcia A.; Wiggs, Linda Henson
The purpose of this study was to determine document origination methods used by business professionals, relationships of factors that influence selection of document origination methods, and implications for business curricula. A 3-part questionnaire was used to obtain data from 265 Masters in Business Administration (MBA) graduates (1967-1991) from a major midwestern university. There were 120 male and 40 female respondents (60 percent of the total sample). Using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), a cross-tabulation analysis was performed for selected demographic questions on the questionnaire. Results indicate that business professionals create memos more frequently than other documents, and they use word processing software on microcomputers, minicomputers, or mainframe computers as their primary document origination method. Learning on their own is the preparation that business professionals indicate best prepared them for document origination. Business professionals feel that their desire to maintain control of their own documents and electronic mail capabilities will likely influence their choice of document origination in the future. Business instructors can prepare students for document origination by teaching them to compose writing assignments at the keyboard. The business curriculum may need to be restructured to include preparation in all phases of the document creation process for all business students. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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