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1987

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Manager Retention And Job Change In The Transit Industry: A Survey Of Manager Attitudes, Charles White, Sheldon Edner Jan 1987

Manager Retention And Job Change In The Transit Industry: A Survey Of Manager Attitudes, Charles White, Sheldon Edner

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This paper examines issues related to the managerial personnel needs of the transit industry over the next five years. Specifically, we explore the career expectations reported by 1301 managers from 178 agencies. Their responses are grouped based on whether they will be with the same transit agency, a different agency, retire, or leave the transit industry. These stated intentions are examined in relation to agency characteristics, individual demographics, professional experience, and evaluations of personal career development and opportunities.

our survey results portray a significantly different transit manager than that described by Mundy and Spchalski in 1973. Current managers are younger ...