Date of Graduation
Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (PhD)
Lloyd Seaton, Jr.
Nolan E. Williams
Second Committee Member
Timothy P. Cronan
Worker performance, performance standards, manufacturing environment, learning curve
Performance standards encompass information characteristics which decay over time. Consequently, it is worthwhile to identify factors affecting information decay. In Chapter I, the objectives of this study were discussed. They are restated: (1) determine if production worker performance has changed over time, (2) provide broad guidelines and recommendations for production type industries concerning performance evaluation of employees during training, (3) find evidence that standards and environmental factors for production workers can be linked and provide information to the firm for budgeting and planning purposes, and (4) provide a basis for further research associated with identifying variables related to improving worker performance.
Finn, D. W. (1982). A Study of Standard Setting and Productivity Measurements using Learning Curves. Graduate Theses and Dissertations Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/etd/3437