Toward a Causal Model of Texas City Manager Policy Role Orientations

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The purpose of this thesis was to develop and test a causal model of Texas city manager policy role orientation. The first chapter contains a selective review of major works concerning the city manager and the council manager plan. From these works, research perspectives and variables thought to affect managerial policy behavior were identified. A policy role orientation typology was constructed from nine role questions. Four "types" of managers were identified. After a review of the characteristics of the Texas council-manager cities and managers surveyed, the analysis of the isolated variables was carried out. A causal model of managerial policy ... continued below

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Smith, Russell Lane May 1974.

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The purpose of this thesis was to develop and test a causal model of Texas city manager policy role orientation. The first chapter contains a selective review of major works concerning the city manager and the council manager plan. From these works, research perspectives and variables thought to affect managerial policy behavior were identified. A policy role orientation typology was constructed from nine role questions. Four "types" of managers were identified. After a review of the characteristics of the Texas council-manager cities and managers surveyed, the analysis of the isolated variables was carried out. A causal model of managerial policy role orientation was developed and the predictions and assumptions were tested. Further study was indicated, due to the model's failure.

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Smith, Russell Lane. Toward a Causal Model of Texas City Manager Policy Role Orientations, thesis, May 1974; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc663500/: accessed November 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .