Chesser, R. J.
August 1973
Academy of Management Proceedings (00650668);1973, p389
Conference Proceeding
This paper summarizes a research project that was designed to investigates a wide range of variables related to Management by Objectives (MBO). The study extended the Tosi and Carroll research on MBO by focusing on change relationships and inferences of causality. Their studies examine relationships between what they define as process variables and end-result variables. Process variables are considered fundamental to MBO and include characteristics of goals, feedback characteristics, and the nature of the superior-subordinate relationship. The end-result variables are viewed as the outcome of MBO and include level of goal achievement, effort expanded, level of goals, and satisfaction, with the MBO program.


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