“Great economic growth has occurred in Saudi Arabia in the last decade creating overwhelming demands for professionally trained people. The emerging Saudi professionals are mostly engineers who have been put in managerial positions without the benefit of managerial training.
Objectives of this research were 1) To identify the skills needed by engineers to become managers; 2) To identify problems and constraints inherent in management training programs; 3) To identify the impact of a model training program on the individual; and 4) The impact of a model training program on the firm.
A training program was implemented using an experimental group and two control groups. (One as internal control from the same company as the experimental group and the second as an external control from another company). The survey instrument was submitted randomly to subordinates at three different times (prior to training, end of training, and end of a three month period subsequent to training) so as to evaluate a change in behavior, if any, on the part of their Managers.
Results show that the experimental group, after having completed the training model developed in this study, had statistically significant improvements over initial evaluations. In addition, the company experienced strong immediate benefits from the training program"--Abstract, page ii.
Brooks, William A.
Sarchet, Bernard R., 1917-2000
Ho, C. Y. (Chung You), 1933-1988
Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
Ph. D. in Engineering Management
University of Missouri--Rolla
xii, 131 pages
© 1985 Majid Al Kassabi, All rights reserved.
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