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dc.contributor.advisorHellriegel, Don
dc.creatorHoy, Francis Stowe
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 250-258)en
dc.description.abstractThe primary purpose of this dissertation was to investigate possible relationships between problem-solving styles of managers and effectiveness of their organizations. Problem-solving styles were derived from Carl Jung's theory of psychological types. Effectiveness criteria were based on models developed by Kilmann and Herden, Parsons, and Pickle and Friedlander. Comparing the major components of the three organizational effectiveness models was the secondary purpose of this investigation. The objective in this case was to determine whether organizations would be ranked consistently in terms of effectiveness regardless of which model was applied. To test the hypotheses of this study, data was gathered from 150 small retail and manufacturing firms in Texas. Organizations eligible for the sample were located in counties within a 150-mile radius of College Station, Texas, which were not included in Standard Metropolitan S ta tis tic a l Areas. Sampled firms employed from 5 to 50 persons.en
dc.format.extentxiii, 259 leaves : formsen
dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en
dc.subjectOrganizational effectivenessen
dc.subjectProblem solvingen
dc.subjectSmall businessen
dc.subject.classification1979 Dissertation H868
dc.subject.lcshSmall business--Managementen
dc.subject.lcshOrganizational effectivenessen
dc.subject.lcshProblem solvingen
dc.titleManagers' problem-solving styles and organizational effectiveness of small businessesen
dc.typeThesisen A&M Universityen of Philosophyen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberAlbanese, Robert
dc.contributor.committeeMemberVan Fleet, David
dc.contributor.committeeMemberYetley, Mervin
dc.format.digitalOriginreformatted digitalen
dc.publisher.digitalTexas A&M University. Libraries

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