HCBE Faculty Articles

Title

An Analysis of Perceptions Regarding Knowledge-Worker Instructional Needs in Graduate Management Programs

Document Type

Article

Date

1-1-2006

Publication Title

Journal of College Teaching and Learning

ISSN or ISBN

1544-0389

Volume

3

Last Page

7

Description

Relevance in Management programs has become a major issue for colleges and universities. The literature posits that proactive educational institutions need to retool and refocus their programs to be consistent with business organizations which have been transformed by technology and global commerce. This study addresses the reliability of contemporary perceptions and postulates expressed in the literature related to effectively managing knowledge-work professionals. A literature search of knowledge-worker writings was collected and perceptions were extracted for further evaluation. These extracted attributes were set into a thirty-five item questionnaire and administered to three demographic groups including: (a) knowledge-workers, (b) knowledge-worker managers, and (c) knowledge worker educators. Results indicate that if such a validated perception-based program were offered it would raise fulfillment of needs for knowledge-workers, managers, and educators and offer a unique, identifiable program related to teaching and researching related to this new management paradigm.

DOI

10.19030/tlc.v3i7.1696

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