William Dill

William Dill
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Publications (32)
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If trustees tried to abolish tenure, the resulting conflict would overwhelm intended gains. A more productive approach is to examine how trustees can work with administrators and faculty to make tenure policies and practices work for the institution. The governing board's role differs from that of faculty and administration. (Author/MSE)
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As astrologers for the next thirty years, it helps to know sunspots from blind spots. We do live in a world of changing expectations that will push organizations and their managers in new directions. Some of our greatest problems, though, stem from disappointed expectations, from hopes about managerial intentions and promises that have not been ful...
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Die Texte und der Kommentar des vorangegangenen Kapitels sollten zeigen, wie die Prämisse der Rationalität mit schrittweiser Annäherung an die Entscheidungsrealität abgebaut wird. Dabei blieb jedoch eine Problemverengung noch aufrecht erhalten: die Beschränkung auf Individualentscheidungen. Der Entschluß wurde als geistige Einzelleistung einer Ents...
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In this article the author argues that the integration of planning with management and organizational development efforts is not a clear or easy process. What is clear, though, is that both are concerned with processes of education and learning that are important to an organization's survival, growth, and potential for serving society. Both, to dat...
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In this article the author argues that there are three main challenges for the company which wishes to be known for its strategic prowess. These are the need to search a changing environment with respect to both threats and opportunities. The second challenge is to ensure organizational response, while the third—that which is least understood—is th...
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Diese Studie wurde unternommen, um eine komplexe Management-Simulationsübung als Lernumgebung zu beurteilen. Der Übung lag das Carnegie Tech Management Game zugrunde. Das Spiel wurde von Studenten eines Management-Programms für Graduierte gespielt. Die Spieler berichteten, daß sie aus ihrer Erfahrung zwar viele Dinge lernten, daß aber das Lernen me...
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In a business management game, variation of administrative techniques can affect students' attitudes toward the simulation and their performance in the game. Dr. McKenney is Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Industrial Administration at Harvard. His specialty is the field of production. Dr. Dill, formerly Associate Dean of the Graduate...
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This paper analyzes learning processes of a seven-man team during a semester's involvement in a complex management decision exercise. Four phases of organizational development are identified and discussed: an initial phase, a searching phase, a comprehending phase, and a consolidating phase. Observations of how the team learned are then compared wi...
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SEVENTY YOUNG MANAGERS, FACING THE CHALLENGE OF SELF EDUCATION, WERE QUESTIONED ON THEIR AGENDAS AND STRATEGIES FOR LEARNING, AND THEIR CHANCES FOR SUCCESS IN LEARNING. EXECUTIVES FOUND DIFFICULTY IN DESCRIBING AGENDAS BECAUSE THEY LACKED TIME, OR PRACTICE, OR A SENSE OF PERSONAL IDENTITY. MAIN PRESSURES FOR SELF EDUCATION WERE TO QUALIFY FOR ADVAN...
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This study was undertaken to evaluate a complex management simulation exercise as an environment for learning. The exercise was the Carnegie Tech Management Game; the players were students in a graduate management program who played the game. Players reported learning many kinds of things from their experience, but learning derived more from interp...
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As a possible improvement on absolute salary as a criterion, the authors computed the annual percentage growth of the salaries of 143 engineering graduates employed in industry. Although 1st-year salaries increased markedly from 1950 to 1955, and 1957 salaries varied with years of service, the growth rates were homogeneous. The rates for different...
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Games designed for teaching can also be used as diagnostic devices to spot weaknesses in the organization chart and as potent research tools into the dynamics of group behavior.
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Why do some young men in business progress rapidly to top management jobs while others, with the same educational background, reach a stalemate? The decisive factor, according to this article, lies in the young businessman's strategy in the "game" he plays with his company.
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From an extended sequence of observations of decision making in three firms, four examples of how management uses expectations in making internal investment decisions are analyzed. The analysis suggests that although expectational data are an important element, they do not enter into the decisions in quite the way anticipated by standard theories o...
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Propositions about the influence of environmental constraints on organizational behavior are rare, but they are essential in administrative science. Behavior depends on the patterns of inputs from the environment to an organization and on the interpretation of these inputs as tasks by members of the organization. A study of two Norwegian firms show...
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