The ongoing legacy of R.L. Katz: An updated typology of management skills

Tim O. Peterson, David Van Fleet

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Robert L. Katz first called attention to the problem of identifying those skills necessary for successful performance in managerial roles. This paper identifies the impact of Katz's classic 1955 work on managerial skills and notes the continuing legacy of his work. Modifications and additions appearing in the management literature, particularly introductory or principles textbooks, are noted with a suggested expansion of Katz's work that would subsume the dominant ones of those. The importance of managerial skills to the carrying out of managerial functions is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1297-1308
Number of pages12
JournalManagement Decision
Issue number10
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004


  • Management history
  • Management skills

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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