Testing planning organising, leading and controlling (POLC): an empirical examination of the functions of management through a pilot study developing the 'POLC-BMS'

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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Abstract

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.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Poster)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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.
Depositing User: Dr Ray Gordon
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2010 01:47
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2014 04:59
Uncontrolled Keywords: performance measurement, performance management, work performance, HRM and organisation performance, strategic HRM.
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150311 Organisational Behaviour
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910402 Management
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6676

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