Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Manager Development in Younger, Growing Organizations
by Parcells, Christine, M.S., Pepperdine University, 2020, 87; 28022531
Abstract (Summary)

This study explored manager development needs in younger, growing organizations related to challenges with uncertainty, ambiguity, and a rapid pace of change. This research examined two companies: one that had not gone through IPO or acquisition and one that was acquired twice. The primary themes in the findings included adaptive behaviors and communication capabilities, the impact and influence of a company’s culture and a changing organization structure on development, as well the need for building relationships and networks to help managers cope with the challenges of a growing organization. By implementing manager development programs early, companies can build inclusion, foster networks, and get in front of managerial challenges to help the company and its people operate at optimal performance levels.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Mangiofico, Gary
Commitee: Chesley, Julie
School: Pepperdine University
Department: Organizational Development
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 82/1(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Organizational behavior, Management, Business administration
Keywords: Manager development, Managers, Startups, Talent development
Publication Number: 28022531
ISBN: 9798662469280
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