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A Qualitative Cum Quantitative Research On International Manager Development: Acquisition Of Competence In Engineering And Management Tasks

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1998 Annual Conference


Seattle, Washington

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June 28, 1998

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June 28, 1998

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July 1, 1998



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3.41.1 - 3.41.9



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Hamid Khan

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Session 2260

A Qualitative-cum-Quantitative Research on International Manager Development: Acquisition of Competence in Engineering and Management Tasks Hamid Khan East Carolina University Greenville, NC 27858

There is a problem with the existing management development program offerings in assuring proper quality with respect to the professional need fulfillment of managers. The assurance of program quality does not rely on critical processes of evaluation and review. This lack of a proper Effective Program Evaluation and Review Technique fails to meet the following needs of manager's development:

Need for managerial development and learning strategies for effectiveness Need for corporate education for global competitiveness Need for professional development, promotion and succession Need for managers' lifelong learning Need for program evaluation and review for effectiveness, and Need for bridging theory and practice for effective decisions.

The data collection for evaluation was made by the use of following instruments. Evidence of the validity and reliability of the instruments was ascertained from published results.

(1) Instrument Set-1 / Q-1. Knowledge, Skills, Attitude Instrument (Harvard Study) (2) Instrument Set-1 / Q-2. Hersey and Blanchard's Leadership Effectiveness and Attitude Description (LEAD)- Questionnaire (3) Instrument Set-1 / Q-3. Kolb Learning Styles Inventory (LSI) (4) Instrument Set-1 / Q-4. Demographic Profiles Inventory (5) Instrument Set-2 Part I: Instructor and Course Appraisal (6) Instrument Set-2 Part II: Instructor and Course Appraisal (7) Instrument Set 3: Composite Program Evaluation (8) Instrument Set 4: Faculty Interview Protocol (9) Instrument Set 5: Participant Interview Protocol

The research used repeated measurements of reaction, learning, behavior and results using the above instruments on managers coming from international populations, in pretest, posttest and three-month posttest. The research also used the same instruments on the comparison group as a pretest and evaluated the effect of the program intervention as a gain on international managers’ knowledge, skills and attitude when compared with their comparison group.


Khan, H. (1998, June), A Qualitative Cum Quantitative Research On International Manager Development: Acquisition Of Competence In Engineering And Management Tasks Paper presented at 1998 Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/1-2--7375

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