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dc.contributor.advisor Quinones, Miguel A.
dc.creatorHysong, Sylvia Janette
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T06:32:44Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T06:32:44Z
dc.date.issued 2000
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/19512
dc.description.abstract The literature on managerial effectiveness has concentrated on cataloguing the administrative and interpersonal skills necessary for good management, yet has paid little attention to technical skill as a necessary skill at the lower levels of management. To date there is no empirical evidence directly linking technical skill to managerial effectiveness. This study thus tested three hypotheses: (a) technical skill provides incremental value over administrative and interpersonal skill in managerial effectiveness; (b) technical skill is related to social power and influence tactics; and (c) group autonomy significantly moderates the relationship between technical skill and expert power. One hundred seven first-level supervisors from local petrochemical and engineering companies completed an on-line survey, where they answered questions about their professional background and managerial skills; their respective subordinates and supervisors provided information about their technical skill, managerial effectiveness, power, and influence tactics habits. The hypotheses were partially supported; technical skill provided incremental value, and was related to power and influence tactics only when measured judgmentally. Possible explanations and future directions are discussed.
dc.format.extent 115 p.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectManagement
Industrial psychology
Business administration
Psychology
dc.title The role of technical competence in managerial effectiveness: Mediators and moderators
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department Psychology
thesis.degree.discipline Social Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
dc.identifier.citation Hysong, Sylvia Janette. "The role of technical competence in managerial effectiveness: Mediators and moderators." (2000) Diss., Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/19512.


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