Achieving Managerial Control by Gerald Vinten

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This is consistent with the fact that senior positions in the hotel industry are generally still dominated by male workers. In relation to age, 4 per cent of the respondents were aged 20-29, 45 per cent were aged 30-39, 35 per cent were aged 40-49, and 16 per cent were aged 50-59. Table I shows the respondent profile in terms of age and gender. An ANOVA test was employed to establish whether there were significant differences between age and gender groups in terms of selected independent and dependent variables.

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Return on sales (ROS), as a performance measure has been used by Kearney (2001) to assess the best performing manufacturing companies globally. He found that the best performing manufacturing companies produced a ROA and ROS more than twice the average of other companies. The Kay and Davis (1990) study of the top European performers was based solely on ROS. They found that Glaxo generates the highest return, followed by RTZ, LVMH, BT, Guinness, Kymmene and Philip Morris. We therefore, hypothesise that: H2.

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