Employee attributes for entry-level management positions identified by apparel manufacturers in North Carolina

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Glenda Lee Lowry (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Melvin Hurwitz

Abstract: Sixty-eight North Carolina apparel manufacturers identified essential employee attributes for entry-level management positions. The attributes were derived from typical apparel manufacturers' needs for management employees and were grouped according to the following function: Marketing, Product Development, Production, Operations, and Personnel. The group of 68 represented 24% of "the available population. The background of the respondents indicated that the majority had been in the apparel manufacturing industry over ten years and had attended college. The respondents consisted of 25 large apparel manufacturers, 25 small apparel manufacturers and 18 cut/sew contractors. No differences (.05) existed in the responses of the 25 large apparel manufacturers and the 25 small apparel manufacturers. A significant difference (.05) existed in the responses of the 50 apparel manufacturers and the 18 cut/sew contractors. A sub-group of 17 womenswear and 13 menswear manufacturers were also analyzed. Womenswear manufacturers differed significantly from menswear manufacturers in their perceptions of essential employee attributes. There was a marked difference between womenswear and menswear in the Marketing function and a moderate difference in the Product Development and Personnel function.

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Language: English
Date: 1986
Textile industry $x Management
Textile industry $z North Carolina
Management $x Research

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