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The evolution of the information systems manager.

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Authors
Machak, Thomas M.
Subjects
management
personality
biodata
EPPS
Advisors
Senger, John
Date of Issue
1982-12
Date
December 1982
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
This study examines personality and biographical data gathered from a group of information systems managers in an attempt to determine if these managers are more like their subordinates or their peers. A group of thirty-seven subjects employed in high-level computer-related managerial positions completed a survey designed to measure Murray's Variables of Personality and a biodata questionnaire. The findings were compared to published results from similiar studies conducted on computer programmers and systems analysts and on ether managers. The research shows that, in terms of Murray's Variables of Personality, the study group of Information Systems Managers had more in common with other managers than they did with programmers and systems analysts. Additionally, based on the results of a biographical inventory developed to measure a perception of past success and confidence in the future, these men shared a feeling of self-confidence and a positive outlook with other management professional.
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Administrative Sciences
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Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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