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Perception of managerial characteristics and organizational performance: comparative evidence from Israel, Slovenia, and the USA

Rajib N. Sanyal (School of Business, The College of New Jersey, PO Box 7188, Ewing, NJ 08628‐0718, USA)
Turgut Guvenli (College of Business, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN 56001, USA)

Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal

ISSN: 1352-7606

Article publication date: 1 June 2004

Abstract

A survey of managers in Israel, Slovenia, and the USA finds a marked similarity with respect to the characteristics and abilities managers need to contribute to organizational success. Factors such as decision making ability, communication skills, commitment to organizational goals, ability to choose the right persons in key persons and ability to delegate are considered to be very important although there are differences with respect to the degree of their importance. Several managerial characteristics are also found to be significantly correlated with the firm’s financial success and employee morale. The findings are framed in the context of convergence‐divergence hypothesis as it applies to the internationalization of management practices.

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Sanyal, R.N. and Guvenli, T. (2004), "Perception of managerial characteristics and organizational performance: comparative evidence from Israel, Slovenia, and the USA", Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, Vol. 11 No. 2, pp. 35-57. https://doi.org/10.1108/13527600410797783

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