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Modeling Managerial Competences for Effective Small Firm Performance in a Developing Economy
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
2014 (English)In: World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Science Index 89, International Journal of Social, Management, Economics and Business Engineering, ISSN 1307-6892, Vol. 8, no 5, 1584-1591 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper explores competencies that managers of small firms in Ghana use to enhance operational flexibility towards the attainment of higher productivity. This is because the requisite competence required of such managers to be effective performers continues to be a challenge. Data was collected from managers of three hundred small firms using a standardized self-completion questionnaire and analyzed using the Amos-based structural equation model approach. Findings from factor and confirmatory factor analyses showed that the only competence exhibited by managers toward effective performance is realistic practices evident at the workplace. It is concluded that a manager’s self-confidence andinvolvement in areas that he/she is good at, and his/her possession of skills that enables performance at high capacity are indications of the manger’s effectiveness. The study outcome provides a knowledge base helpful to policy-makers, especially in Ghana, in determining the requisite managerial competences required by small firm managers for effective performance

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2014. Vol. 8, no 5, 1584-1591 p.
Keyword [en]
Managerial competence, Effective performance, Small firm, Developing economy, Ghana, Social sciences - Psychology, Business / Economics - Business studies
Keyword [sv]
Socialvetenskap - Psykologi, Ekonomi - Företagsekonomi
Research subject
Human Work Science; Effective innovation and organisation (AERI); Future mining (AERI)
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-5782Local ID: 3f70b58d-8c08-4377-87fb-c71281b1ef70OAI: diva2:978657
Godkänd; 2014; 20141124 (mohami)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29Bibliographically approved

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