Personal Values and Managerial Behaviour: A Gap in the Knowledge

  • Zlatko NedelkoEmail author
  • Vojko Potocan


The main purpose of this chapter is to present the scope and the content of the book by outlining its central ideas—that is, how personal values influence managers’ behaviour. The chapter provides an overview of the literature about managers’ behaviour, their personal values and the correlations between the two. The discussion in this chapter lays out: (1) foundations for the study of management and managers in organizations; (2) foundations for the study of values, attitudes and the behaviour of managers; and (3) the main gaps in examinations of managers’ behaviour. Management studies of organizations and their various stakeholders have shown the importance of managers as a group of specialists charged with the accomplishment of desired (and well-grounded) goals and objectives of organizations through the administration and coordination of operations and through cooperation with other organizational stakeholders. In terms of theoretical applications, this chapter presents recommendations for further methodological and contextual study of personal values, behaviour and correlations between behaviour factors of managers. Practical applications include suggestions for the development of appropriate behaviour in organizations and the improvement of managers’ beliefs-values-attitudes-behaviour chain, and the benefits and drawbacks of managers’ behaviour are outlined.


Management Managers Values Attitudes Behaviour Personal behaviour Organizational behaviour 


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  1. 1.Faculty of Economics and BusinessUniversity of MariborMariborSlovenia

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