Senior Leadership: An Annotated Bibliography of Research Supported by the Army Research Institute.
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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This report presents an annotated bibliography of research on senior leadership sponsored by the Army Research Institute primarily between 1985 and 1994. This research has covered themes related to the nature of work and performance requirements at the executive level, the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics needed to meet these requirements, the measurement of key senior leadership constructs, and the formation of development and training technologies for the inculcation of requisite leadership qualities. An examination of the parameters of this research indicates that a as a whole, this research has proceeded from a single coherent theoretical framework b more than half of the products in this research base 63 can be characterized as nonempirical c one half of the empirical studies 50 utilized primarily a qualitatively or descriptive research methodology and d the nature of senior leadership work and requisite KSAOs has received more attention 53 and 58, respectively of the entries than measurement 23 or specific development and training strategies 44. The annotated bibliography presented here serves as the initial step in a critical analysis and review of the research on senior leadership generated by the Army Research Institute.
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