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Thesis (M.A.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1942. Department of Business Administration.


Copyright 1942, the author. Used by permission.


The primary purpose of this study was to determine the extent of personnel work in Nebraska’s industries—what work has been done in personnel administration, and what methods and techniques have been adopted. The questionnaire method was used to gather the data.From a study of the questionnaire returns, an attempt was made to discover what methods might profitably be adopted by similar industries and concerns.In short, the purpose was to determine what has been done and what can be done in personnel work in Nebraska industry.

The survey covered fifty firms employing a total of 29,309 employees.These firms were drawn from six principle trade groups.24% of these firms had a distinct personnel department and a formal personnel program.50% had no distinct personnel department, but did have a formal personnel program.26% had neither a personnel department nor a formal personnel program.

Advisor:Howard S. Kaltenborn