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An Exploratory Study on the Managerial Competencies of First-Line Managers in a Philippine University

Alyssa Kaye S. Mojar and Dinah Pura T. Depositario

Journal of Economics, Management & Agricultural Development, 2020, vol. 6, issue 2

Abstract: Faculty and researchers, mostly well-trained, usually fill managerial positions at universities. Still, they do not have formal management training. This qualitative study examined the managerial competencies of 11 university firstline managers. Using Kurz and Bartram’s Great Eight Competency Theory (2002) for the thematic analysis of the interview transcripts, most of the respondents exhibited all eight competencies. However, they differed in terms of manifestations. A typology of academic administrators was developed based on the eight competencies, namely: (1) delegator, (2) accommodator, (3) director, and (4) initiator. Further quantitative research is recommended to refine this typology. Likewise, to develop current and potential administrators, this paper recommends training and workshops on human resources management, communication, conflict resolution, relationship building and maintenance, resource management, mentoring, project and research management, situational analysis, innovation, and the processes of the university.

Keywords: Industrial; Organization (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.310892

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