PERUVIAN MANAGERS' OPINIONS ON PROBLEMS OF INDUSTRIALIZATION.
KALAMAZOO COLL MICH
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A brief analysis is given of part of a questionnaire administered to 100 graduates of an executive development program in Lima, Peru. They were employed in many different sectors of the economy, and half were at least part owners of the company where they worked. It focusses on managers opinions as to the major problems they face on their jobs, and their opinions as to the major obstacles to industrial development in Peru. The most important single on-the-job problem they identified was in the area of finance, followed by production and sales. In general, they did not perceive accounting, industrial relations, administration and organization, or government regulations and controls, as important problem areas in their companies as compared with the first three mentioned. A closer examination of the problems within these areas indicated that they felt that most of them were outside their area of control, and most commonly outside the influence of the company. When asked to give priority rankings to various types of problems facing Peruvian industry in general, two of the most important problems in their judgment were the limited extent of the national market and the amount of competition already in the market. The general orientation of the managers seemed to be characterized by a somewhat fatalistic stance before the limited market, and the various causes of their problems, viewing them as beyond their powers and responsibilities. Author
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