STRUCTURED OBSERVATION OF MANAGERIAL WORK: A REPLICATION AND SYNTHESIS*

Mark J. Martinko, William L. Gardner

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Abstract

This study uses structured observation categories to investigate the relationship between managerial behaviour, performance, and environmental and demographic variables. We found significant differences in managerial behaviour related to environmental and demographic variables but not to performance. Our replication and synthesis of other studies generally supports earlier conclusions regarding the brief, varied, fragmented and interpersonal nature of managerial work. The results also point to the important relationship between the environment and managerial behaviour. Implications for managerial practice and research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-357
Number of pages29
JournalJournal of Management Studies
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1990

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