TITLE

The Application of Goal Setting: Some Boundary Conditions and Future Research

AUTHOR(S)
Austin, James T.; Bobko, Philip
PUB. DATE
August 1984
SOURCE
Academy of Management Proceedings (00650668);1984, p197
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Proceeding
ABSTRACT
The application of goal setting research to existing organizations is analyzed by examining potential boundary conditions to current knowledge. Three dimensions are considered in detail: (a) the distinction between quantity and quality performance measures; (b) conflicts inherent in goal setting processes; and (c) individual versus group levels of analysis. The resultant boundary conditions suggest limits to our applications, other possible boundary dimensions, and directions for future research.
ACCESSION #
4978774

 

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