Accession Number : ADA201489


Title :   A Study of Program Manager Effectiveness and Risk Taking Propensity


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS


Personal Author(s) : McIntyre, Timothy P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a201489.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 139


Abstract : The purpose of the thesis was to determine if there was a relationship between program management effectiveness and risk taking propensity. Air Force supervisors classified the program managers as more effective and less effective. Using a number of risk measures and non-parametric statistical techniques, the study concluded that more effective program managers consistently rated higher on the risk measures than their less effective colleagues. Additionally, using a risk behavior model developed in previous research, the more effective program managers were labeled as exhibiting risk taking behavior by their supporting functional personnel and the less effective program managers were rated by their supporting functional personnel as exhibiting risk neutral behavior. Keywords: Risk, Management Effectiveness, Decision Making, Program Management; Theses.


Descriptors :   *RISK , *DECISION MAKING , *SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT , STATISTICAL PROCESSES , THESES , MODELS , NEUTRAL


Subject Categories : Administration and Management


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE