The Relationship between Identifiable Attributes and Decision-Making Ability of Purchasing Personnel as Measured by the Results of a Management Game Page: 49
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There exists little unanimity among the behaviorists on the
reliability of predictive devices concerning managerial performance.
Korman's review led him to the conclusion that judgmental pre die-
tions seem to be more effective than psychometric predictors.
On the other hand, Milner's study revealed that there was little cor-
relation between recommendations by several consulting firms based
on judgments and successful managerial behavior. He argues that
judgmental approaches must be based on behavior which is, to a
large degree, both predictable and measurable.®^
An excellent review of the literature on personnel selection
in general and specifically managerial selection appeared in the
Annual Review of Psychology in 1972. This review covers the three -
year period between 1968 and 1972. The reviewers expect
^A.K. Korman, "The Prediction of Managerial Perform-
ance: A Review," Personnel Psychology, XXI, No. 3 (Autumn, 1968),
J. B. Miner, "Psychological Evaluations as Predictors of
Consulting Success," Personnel Psychology, XXIII, No. 3 (Autumn,
Douglas W. Bray and Joseph L. Moses, "Personnel
Selection," Annual Review of Psychology, ed. Paul H. Muss en and
Mark R. Rosenzweig (Palo Alto, California, 1972), pp. 545-576.
Ibid. , pp. 564-568.
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