Vol. 3 No. 5-6 (2009)

The role of the time factor in the manager functions

Published December 30, 2009
Éva Bácsné Bába
University of Debrecen, Centre for Agricultural Sciences and Engineering, Faculty of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Management andWork Science Department,


Bácsné Bába, Éva. (2009). The role of the time factor in the manager functions. Applied Studies in Agribusiness and Commerce, 3(5-6), 101–108. https://doi.org/10.19041/APSTRACT/2009/5-6/19

The role of the time factor in management is increasing. Change directs attention to the time factor from the point of view of the organisation,and management does the same from that of the person. I examined the time management practice of managers of organisations related to agribusiness, and the reaction time characterising the adaption ability of the organisations through a questionnaire survey. I analysed the collected data with scientifically established statistical methods. During studying resources, managing tasks, change, reaction time and effect I explored the features of time as resource, the significance of the time factor, the improvability of time efficiency in the different managing functions, the factors supporting and hindering the quick reaction of organisations, and what rearrangements can be seen in management work nowadays.