COMPARISON OF OPENNESS TO EXPERIENCE IN MANAGERS AND NON-MANAGERS EMPLOYED AT MEAT INDUSTRY ‘OVAKO’ VISOKO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

TitleCOMPARISON OF OPENNESS TO EXPERIENCE IN MANAGERS AND NON-MANAGERS EMPLOYED AT MEAT INDUSTRY ‘OVAKO’ VISOKO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
Date PublishedNovember, 2018
JournalEconomic Review – Journal of Economics and Business
Volume16
Number of Volumes16
Issue2
Section63
Pagination63-74
Type of ArticleReview
Publication Languageeng
PublisherEconomic Faculty University of Tuzla (UNTZ)
Place PublishedTuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH)
ISSN NumberISSN 2303-680X (Online)
KeywordsFive Factor Model, managers/employees., meat industry OVAKO, openness to experience, Visoko
Abstract

ABSTRACT
This primary research was conducted in order
to find out what was the level of managers’ and
employees’ openness to experience. In addition
to this, this research will try to answer the
question as to; are there any differences between
the managers and non-managers or employees
of a certain industry, in terms of openness to
experience. It additionally covers the enduring
characteristics, in other words, the big five
personality traits, where Openness to Experience
is to be one of those traits and the main emphasis
is placed particularly on it. This research project is
based on extensive literature review and previous
works related to the openness to experience.
Quantitative research design was applied with
cross-sectional time frame at the end of Summer
and beginning of Fall, 2015. The original-primary
research has been conducted at the meat industry
OVAKO, one part of AKOVA Impex. Quantitative
survey instrument originally developed by
Oregon Research Institute was adopted as a basis
and was modified to meet statistical criteria
for this research. Selection process was simple
random sampling, which means that every
single individual had the equal opportunity to
be selected. Survey questions were distributed to
200 participants. From the sampling frame, 130
participants formed sample and the rest of 70
questionnaires were not completely filled out. The
study found out that there was no statistically
significant difference between the managers and
non-managers in terms of openness to experience
at meat industry OVAKO, Visoko.

Key words: openness to experience, meat
industry OVAKO, Visoko, Five Factor Model,
managers/employees.

JEL: M12, M54.

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