Improving Managerial Effectiveness

Student Price : Rs.175

Student Dollar Price : 7$

Book Edition : First

Year of Publication : 2017

No. Of Pages : 110

Book Weight :156

About The Book

People working together for achieving common objectives constitute an organisation. The responsibility for the effectiveness of organisations rests with the level of development of the individuals who manage them. The higher the common objectives of the organisation and the higher and ideals of its managers, the greater is the commitment of the workforce. The managers may be cynical, lacking faith in themselves and therefore, unable to delegate and build up team spirit. Such managers are ignorant of the aim and purpose of life and the role of work in achieving the same. They have no intellectual conviction of the ideals of work that if we work together for achieving common objectives, the organisation and its workforce will prosper. If the managers are able to adopt for themselves a higher set of ideals, develop a visionary purpose in life and a missionary zeal in action, then the entire organisation becomes surcharged with effectiveness. This book is based on a study carried out to explore the impact of locus of control and learned helplessness as independent variables on managerial effectiveness as dependent variable. The book has a chapter on each: Locus of Control, Learned Helplessness and Managerial Effectiveness, followed by the chapters on method, results, discussion and epilogue, covering summary, conclusions, suggestions and implications. The work based on the empirical research is expected to enrich the literature on managerial effectiveness and also provide some cues to the researchers, practitioners and policymakers.

Book Content of Improving Managerial Effectiveness


      Locus of Control
  1. Locus of Control
  2. Learned Helplessness
  3. Managerial Effectiveness
  4. Method
  5. The Results
  6. The Discussion

    Subject Index
    Author Index

About The Author

Dr. Santosh Rangnekar is a Faculty in the Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. He has presented papers in national and international conferences, and has published his research in number of refered journals. He has also worked in the industry for more than a decade. He has long experience of designing and conducting management development programmes for the executives of business organisations in the country. Currently, he is working on a major project on Knowledge Management, sponsored by Department of Information Technology, Government of India.

Dr. Upinder Dhar, Director of the Institute of Management, Nirma University of Science & Technology, Ahmedabad, has been in the profession for the last three decades. Known for his institution building ability, he has conducted a large number of management and faculty development programs for the executives of major business houses and faculty members of technical and non-technical institutions respectively in the country and abroad. Besides undertaking consultancy assignments, he has authored/co-authored more than 400 publications. Being an eminent scholar in human behaviour, eighteen scholars have been awarded Ph.D. degree under his supervision by various Universities so far. In recognition of his contributions, Dr. Dharwas awarded National Fellowship by the Indian Society for Training and Development in 2002-03. He has been on the Panel of Reviewers of number of journals, such as International Journal of Training and Development, AIMS International Journal of Management, and South Asian Journal of Management. He has been on the Panel of Subject Experts maintained by the National Board of Accreditation, AICTE; Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi; and South Asian Quality System. Currently, he is Chairman - Programmes Committee and Member-National Council, ISTD; Member-CAAT; and President - Anthropological and Behavioural Science Section of the Indian Science Congress Association.

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