Advanced Management Processes in Developing Countries: Planning in Turkey

by Geza Lauter



As a result of the success of many foreign aid programs dealing almost exclusively with the transference of capital and engineering knowhow to developing countries, the past ten years have seen a great upsurge of interest in the problems of applying advanced management processes in these countries. Today, as a consequence of this interest and the resulting reappraisal of aid projects, the core of most new efforts in developing countries is usually a comprehensive management program administered by the experts of the various agencies involved, as for example, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the International Labor Organization and the United Nations. For present purposes, advanced management processes are defined as the ways managers in the U.S. and other highly industrialized countries perform their five basic functions of planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling. A two-year empirical management study conducted in Turkey in the applicability of in advanced planning process is presented.

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