Document Type : Original Article


1 PHD student of Measurement and Measurement, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, Islamic Azad University, Saveh Branch, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, Islamic Azad University, Saveh Branch, Iran

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, Islamic Azad University, Ashtian Branch, Iran

4 Associate Professor, Department of Management, Faculty of Humanities, Islamic Azad University, Saveh Branch, Iran


The issue of managerial Consistency is important because it is managers who are responsible for Developing company strategies, especially in the case of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME).The competence development process in SMES has a special value in that it is significantly different from large organizations. The aim of this research is to provide a conceptual framework of managerial competencies of owners of SMEs. The current research is developmental-applicative in terms of purpose and mixed in terms of research method, and qualitative and quantitative methods have been used in the implementation of the research.
In the qualitative section, 30 experts in SMEs were selected as a sample using a targeted sampling method. The type of sampling was skilled person.In the quantitative section, 305 sample were selected using Cochran's formula.first stage, they were selected by stratified sampling and second stage by simple random sampling. The data of this research was collected using triangulation method. In the qualitative section, the data were analyzed with the six-step method of Braun and Clarke(2006) analysis and using the MAXQDA software and validated with the Delphi method.
In the quantitative section, SPSS & R and Lisrel software were used
According to the findings of the research, 33 components were identified in the form of 4 dimensions for the competence of SME's owner-managers.
The four dimensions include general and individual, commercial and commercial, technical and production and managerial competencies.


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