Big Five Personality Dimensions

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Anderson, Marc
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Management and Entrepreneurship

The Department of Management and Entrepreneurship seeks to provide students with the knowledge of organizations and management functions within organizations. Graduates will be able to understand work-related behavior, competitive strategy and advantage, strategies of international business, and human-resource management practices.

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The Department of Management was formed in 1984 in the College of Business Administration (later College of Business).

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People differ from one another in many ways, and these individual differences matter for management theory and practice. The Big Five personality traits (also called the five-factor model of personality) describe five of the most crucial differences between people. An enormous body of research has conclusively established the importance of these five personality dimensions to major topics in management, such as job performance, motivation, leadership, teamwork, entrepreneurship, and strategy. This entry discusses the meaning of the Big Five traits, briefly reviews their history, and highlights their importance for a variety of management topics.

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This book chapter is published as Anderson, M. H. 2013. Big Five personality dimensions. In E. H. Kessler (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Management Theory (pp. 76-80), Sage, Thousand Oaks, CA. https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/encyclopedia-of-management-theory/book235986. Posted with permission.

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