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Jabbari K, Danaee Fard H, Kazemi S H, Delkhah J. Conceptualization of employees’ experiences of managers’ competence: A phenomenographic study. IQBQ. 2020; 24 (3) :1-26
URL: http://mri.modares.ac.ir/article-19-39146-en.html
1- PhD student, Faculty of Management and Economics, Tarbiat Modares University
2- Professor, Faculty of Management and Economics, Tarbiat Modares University , hdanaee@modares.ac.ir
3- Assistant professor, Humanities Research & Development Institute , SAMT
4- Assistant professor, Iran Management & Productivity Study Center, Tarbiat Modares University
Abstract:   (422 Views)
In this article, it is argued that there is variation in the meaning of managerial competence for members of groups dealing with managers, and empirical study is proposed to grasp it. Next, application of this proposal is shown through a qualitative study using phenomenography method with 33 participants from employees of an organization. Research data is gathered through semi-structured interviews, and analysis shows six qualitatively different ways of experiencing managerial competence: Competence as being referral, as being developer, as being enabler, as being director, as being institutionalizer, and as being representative. In addition, these ways of experiencing are seen as embedded in a hierarchy constituted by four levels of personal management, employees’ management, work management and work foundation management; which shows their structural differences besides differences in their meanings.
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Article Type: Qualitative Research | Subject: Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
Received: 2019/12/20 | Accepted: 2020/08/16 | Published: 2020/10/1

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