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A Comparative Analysis of Managerial Competencies Across Business Domains: An Indian Perspective

Author(s): Ritu Sharma | Ruchi Tewari

Journal: International Journal on Research and Development : A Management Review
ISSN 2319-5479

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 6;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Managerial Competencies | Management students | entry level managers | Attitude | Skills | Corporate Readiness.

Purpose: To evaluate, categorize and develop an empirically validated model for business domain specific managerial competencies in the Indian business scenario. Design /Methodology /Approach: The paper is based on empirical analysis of the managerial competencies. A pool of managerial competencies were listed from numerous international studies and the competencies were presented to a total 500 experts and practitioners from five business domains-Finance, Marketing, Human Resource, Operations and Information Technology. A structured interview with inclusion criteria of minimum 5 yrs was capped for responding representing abovementioned business functions. Findings: The paper brings out the key competencies and the ranking of managerial competencies obligatory at entry level for young managers in the five major business domains in Indian context. Practical implications: The paper shows direction to academicians regarding need of curriculum re-design and corporate trainers regarding training need analysis of the young managers such that they are able to sustain in a global work environment.

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