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5A1. PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT AND EMPLOYEE MOTIVATION

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04353. Operations Research. Good study of how mathematical techniques can be used to increase business efficiency; well-balanced discussion of the advantages and problems of attempting to apply math. models to real-life situations. lOp., Of., sb.   $70
 
04336. Communication in Business. Interesting case study of how miscommunication situations arise in business relationships; good analysis of the elements of misunderstanding & how same thing means two different things to two different people, also suggestions for improvement in the future covering all phases of the firm's activities. 11 pages, 12 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $77
 
04268. The New Work Week and Leisure Services. Interesting discussion of the four-day work week, and the need for increased leisure services; discusses the possible role that community colleges might play in providing recreation services. Sp., 3f., 3b.   $35
 
04215. The Management Role of Quality Control. Very good, detailed overview of the quality control manager's job and functions, focusing on his relation to production, accounting, design, legal and other company departments; stresses the need for various kinds of expertise, the high importance of quality control in all phases of business, importance of good communications. 12p., l4f., 15b.   $84
 
04200. Scientific Management. Good examination of the work of Frederick Taylor and F. & L. Gilbreth in establishing the concept of scientific management and time-motion efficiency research. Very thorough on their lives and work; also good discussion of the issue of exploiting labor through efficiency research. 11 pages, 7 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $77
 
04163. The Model of the Entrepreneur. Good discussion of the personality of the entrepreneur as revealed by academic studies and the film "Citizen Kane." The challenge of problem-solving, and the need to exercise authority are emphasized. 10p., 2f., Ob.   $70
 
04154. Personality and Vocational Choice: A Review of the Literature. Well-done examination of studies seeking to correlate personality variables and occupational choices in various ways. Good critical discussion of assumptions of researchers, stresses the growing realization of the complexity of the field. 11 pages, 0 footnotes, 16 bibliographic sources. Notes in text.   $77
 
03931. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and the Company. Brief study of how Maslow's psychological theories can be applied to employee rewards. As basic needs are met, the next basic become more important; therefore companies should try to meet most abstract needs (self-actualization through responsibility and growth) to motivate workers to meet company needs. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $35
 
03842. Motivation. Good basic discussion; starts with motivation theory ( following Maslow), then discusses how business can meet basic and higher needs of employees in innovative ways. 11p., Of., 3b.   $77
 
03640. How a Business Supervisor Should Motivate His Employees. Basic discussion of management theories in practical terns; how a supervisor gives his employees motivation to perform better through stimulating their self-esteem, developing team spirit, making use of social distance and personal relationships;, also gives pitfalls to avoid. 13 pages, 17 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $91
 
03184. Recent Trends in Business Psychology. A sometimes subjective survey of how business does and doesn't respond to employee demands for openness and meaningfulness on the job; finds human element will become more important in business. 8 pages, 11 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $56
 
01103. Theories of Motivation. Good basic overview of the major ideas on what motivates humans to keep going. Includes Freud and the sexual drives; John Dewey, Allport, and Piaget as representatives of a more "luralistic" view of motivations; comparison of Freud and Piaget. 6p., 15b, footnotes imbedded in paper.   $42
 
00049. Creative Organizations. Interesting, original discussion of creativity and "'creeping bureaucracy"' in organizations; finds that the issues are much more complex than might be assumed, and that rearranging thought patterns is harder than changing an organization structure chart. lOp., Of., Ob.   $70
 
12,162. Maslow's Theory of Needs and Its Application in Business. This paper reviews and analyzes the basic tenets of psychologist Abraham Maslow’s theory of the hierarchy of human needs and its application in human resources management and employee motivation. Considers the argument that Maslow’s theories may be less relevant in today’s increasingly insecure business environment. Keywords: employee motivation theory needs hierarchy. 6 pages; 14 footnotes; 7 bibliographic sources. 1,526 words.   $42
 
09O74. Administrative Positions in Education. 10 pages, 12 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources. See Section 8A.   $70
 
53808A. T-Groups Por Corporate Training. Basic overview of the promises and problems of sensitivity training, and how it is used by corporations. 7 pages, 12 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $49
 
53398. Apathy Among Production-Line Workers in the United States. Good discussion of the causes and cures of worker apathy, based on management literature, and favoring attention to self-actualization needs of workers, job enrichment, better participation, etc. 10 pages, 20 footnotes, 15 bibliographic sources.   $70
 
52760. Sensitivity Training, Self-Actualization, and Job Satisfaction. Good, thorough discussion in favor of improved human relations: theory of sensitivity training and Maslow's self-actualization, summary of research on the effectiveness of sensitivity training, closely-argued conclusion. 17p., Of., 20b.   $119
 
52371. Models and Techniques in Personnel Selection. Good study of the assumptions used in trying to formulate a rational procedure for selecting new workers; focuses on the problems of matching men to jobs through simple tests, and the complexities involved in good performance in the work environment. 8 pages, 6 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $56
 
52226. Communication at Sears. Good study of communication problems in business, based on personal interviews with Sears asst. managers and personnel. Covers relations between branches and headquarters, managers and employees, and intra-employee communication problems and their resolution. 12p., Of., Ob.   $84
 
52056. Some Theories of Human Vigilance With Industrial Applications. Very good study (with some technical vocabulary) on relation between attention and awareness, and job performance. Thorough discussion of theories of "vigilance" including concepts of "inhibition". "arousal," and "filtering;" how these ideas can be applied in improving training and performance on the job. 13 pages, 19 footnotes, 17 bibliographic sources.   $91
 
51755. Interpersonal Relations and Motivation in the Job Situation. Good basic study, argues for better understanding of human relations and "higher motivations"' by business managers to improve performance. 8p., 14f.. 14b.   $56
 
51461. The Psychology of Personnel Management. Good solid review of the basics of personnel management, selection procedures, role of personnel in employee supervision, evaluation, and maintaining good working relationships. 17 pages, 32 footnotes, 11 bibliographic sources. 3,501 words..   $119
 
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