The Nature of Managerial Work
This text describes the manager's job using findings of empirical studies conducted internationally throughout many levels of management. The text summarizes eight current schools of thought on the manager's job and analyzes the consistencies and variations in managers' roles and working characteristics.
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Contemporary Views of the Managers Job
The Work Activity School
List of Figures Figure 1 Diary Recording Form Designed by Carlson for Use by the Managers
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