Gordon, Raymond and Rose, Dennis M. and Bushel, H. (2009) Testing Planning Organising, Leading and Controlling (POLC): an empirical examination of the functions of management through a pilot study developing the 'POLC-BMS'. In: ANZAM 2009: Sustainable Management and Marketing, 01-04 Dec 2009, Melbourne, Australia.
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Despite the POLC definitions of management being sustained over a long period of time, it is surprising to find that there is a lack of empirical research to support them. This paper begins to address this issue by reporting on the initial development of a brief management scale derived from the work of Fayol- the POLC-BMS. Data were collected from a government organization with 912 observations obtained from 304 participants. Exploratory and Confirmatory factor analysis and multi-group invariant analysis was conducted and provided initial support for the POLC-BMS and the functional definitions of management: planning organising leading and controlling. Limitations of the study and suggestions for future research are detailed.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Poster)|
|Additional Information:||Copyright 2009 The Author. Full papers available on CD-ROM of same title as published volume. Published volume only lists abstracts of all papers presented at conference.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||performance measurement, performance management, work performance, HRM and organisation performance, strategic HRM.|
|Depositing User:||Dr Ray Gordon|
|Date Deposited:||23 Feb 2010 01:47|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 23:37|
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