Occupational types and professional socialisation in three management functions

Wallis-Ryder, N.R., 1992. Occupational types and professional socialisation in three management functions. MPhil, Nottingham Trent University.

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The central issue, or debate, at the heart of this study is the level of influence of stereotypical images of occupations on the 'choices' individuals make when entering specific managerial specialisms of personnel, marketing and accounting. This thesis sets out to examine that specific aspect of that process of choice that has until now been neglected. This issue is obviously only one aspect of a number of various factors that influence career choice, it is none the less both interesting and important.

The thesis considers the source of such stereotypical images, the varying levels of differences relating to actual 'first hand' personal experience of the specialisms themselves and the 'accuracy' of fit to those people in each of the specialisms. This facet of 'accuracy' relates to the data obtained from those actually seeking to become practitioners in the three specialisms.

In considering the three specific managerial roles the appropriateness of particular abilities / aptitudes / personal qualities is considered. These criteria are of course in accordance with those commonly believed to be appropriate by both those recruiting and seeking to enter the specialisms.

Under the vast umbrella category of management those in the position of recruiters seek to place those they consider best suited, in terms of experience, qualifications, attitude AND personality to specific roles in management. The stereotypical images held by those in the position of recruiters can serve to reinforce the general stereotypes of the functional specialists.

The three specialisms selected for consideration in this thesis were chosen because each appeared to be significant in terms of the process whereby each individual perceives their personal managerial career. More specifically those individuals are offered the opportunity to identify further with one of these facets of management by means of professional training courses, resulting in the individual obtaining a specific qualification.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Wallis-Ryder, N.R.
Date: 1992
ISBN: 9781369323900
Divisions: Professional Services > Libraries and Learning Resources
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 10 Nov 2020 15:08
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2023 14:06
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/41585

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