EVALUATION OF MANAGER COMPETENCIES : An International comparative analysis
Chirkova, Ekaterina (2011)
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The plurality of opinions and views on the concept of “manager” causes confusions and difficulties in several aspects of business, namely: job searching, recruitment, selection and promotion processes. The objective of this thesis is to find an alternate solution for companies and academia in the management field as they develop models of core managerial competencies that will serve as a basis and standardize the notion of a manager. It aims to create a common notion instead of numbers of different frames used by many companies. Standardizing the concept of manager will simplify and stimulate the international exchange of knowledge and human resources in the world of globalization. In an effort to elaborate the set of core manager competencies, essential managerial skills were identified. A comparative analysis of management training centers on an international level and interviews helped to highlight characteristics of the top managerial development programs and the mostneeded competencies. Research of the megatrends and possible future scenarios showed the development and evolution of core managerial skills. All collected data were analyzed with the use of mind mapping, brainstorming, identifications of tendencies and a frame of the core manager competencies were developed. It is hoped that this model will bring organizations one-step closer to creating an internationally recognized set of core competencies for managers.