TITLE

Participation In Goal-Setting Programs: An Attributional Analysis

AUTHOR(S)
Chacko, Thomas I.; Stone, Thomas H.; Brief, Arthur P.
PUB. DATE
July 1979
SOURCE
Academy of Management Review;Jul1979, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p433
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article offers a conceptual framework to examine the multiple dimensions of goal-oriented management programs such as management by objectives through the use of attribution theory. In organizational literature, participation has most often been used to describe group decision making where the members of a group share in the problem solving and decision making process. Attribution theory, which is concerned with how people perceive the behavior or outcomes of others or of themselves, may be a useful tool to explain the processes and outcomes of goal programs and provides insights into the goal-setting process. The author examines how this theory relates to the superior-subordinate relationship.
ACCESSION #
4289120

 

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