Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development, Volume 36, Number 2

Representation of personality traits of managers in an innovative production company

Algirdas Giedraitis

Abstract

Innovative manufacturing companies may serve as a model for other Lithuanian manufacturing companies striving to implement or develop innovative technologies, products or services. However, there is no sufficient contemporary research on representation of personality traits of different level managers in successful innovative manufacturing companies. The present research aimed at identifying of the ways of representation of managers’ personality traits in innovative furniture manufacturing company in Klaipėda. “The Big Five” quantitative method was chosen for empirical research. The research has revealed the following representation of personality traits of different level managers: top-level managers are initiators of innovations; middle-level managers are cautious about the major changes in the company; first-level managers have confidence in themselves and in their work.

Jel Codes: M12, R11.

Keyword(s): top-level, mid-level and firs-level managers, personality traits, innovative production company


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15544/mts.2014.024

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