The Relationship between Identifiable Attributes and Decision-Making Ability of Purchasing Personnel as Measured by the Results of a Management Game Page: 44
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A review of the Dissertation Abstract reveals that most of
the unpublished doctoral dissertations dealing with business games
as a research tool have appeared since 1962. Kurke's investigation
in 1963 dealt with the effect of game environment and psychological
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variables in risk-taking situations. In addition, Des Jardins,
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Braasch, Haseley, Gray, and Keys among others, have
each made contributions to the study of managerial behavior through
use of the management game as a research vehicle for data collection.
Studies of Managerial Effectiveness
The literature is replete with books and articles dealing with
identification of potential managerial talent through the use of many
types of tests. These tests are designed to measure intelligence,
aptitude, motor skills, personality traits, and many other variables.
The idea of using tests as a management selection device is not a new
^M.I. Kurke, op. cit.
R.B. Des Jardins, op. cit.
J. M. Braasch, op. cit.
A.F. Haseley, op. cit.
C. F. Gray, op. cit.
J. B. Keys, op. cit.
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Ellis, Norman Dean, 1933-. The Relationship between Identifiable Attributes and Decision-Making Ability of Purchasing Personnel as Measured by the Results of a Management Game, dissertation, May 1973; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc164597/m1/57/: accessed April 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .