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Social responsibility goal perception


  • Kahalas, Harvey
  • Uhr, Ernest B


The intent of this study is to distinguish areas of difference in the perception of organizational goals among managers, hourly workers, and graduate business students. The managers were chosen to represent the present point of view of management, while the hourly workers were selected to be indicative of labor's viewpoint toward the goal selection of organizations. Students were chosen because they represent the potential transfusion into management. The tool used to solicit these responses was a questionnaire composed of twenty questions, with each question divided into two parts. The first part examined the way the individual perceived the achievement level of the organization ('is'), and the other half represented the level that the individual aspired for the organization to achieve in the future ('should be'). These two parts were quantified using a Likert scale ranging from 1 (of no importance) to 5 (of extremely high importance). The results indicate the similarities and differences between each of these three groups in terms of present perceptions and future expectations of these goals.

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  • Kahalas, Harvey & Uhr, Ernest B, 1978. "Social responsibility goal perception," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 6(1), pages 53-58.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jomega:v:6:y:1978:i:1:p:53-58

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