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The path from an administrative to a strategic function: A comparative study of human resource managers' competencies


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Abstract (summary)

This comparative study examined the importance and abilities of competencies of human resource (HR) managers in their strategic roles, as perceived by HR managers and non-HR managers. The influence of gender on the perceptions was also examined. The sample consisted of HR managers ( n = 44), who were members of the Society for Human Resource Management, and non-HR managers (n = 76) of organizations in the northern Midwest region of the United States.

A mail survey, reviewed by a panel of experts and pilot tested, was used to collect quantitative data in the domains of strategic management, business knowledge, management of talent, employee relations, quality of work family life, and information technology.

Non-HR managers' ratings uncovered significant differences in the levels of HR managers' competencies between importance and ability. Their ratings revealed both a disjunction between HR managers' experience level and ability and a gender bias. When ability ratings of all managers were grouped by gender, male respondents rated male HR managers higher than female HR managers.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Management;
Human resource management;
Managerial skills;
Polls & surveys;
Strategic management;
Information technology;
Gender differences;
Studies
Classification
0454: Management
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Administrative; Competencies; Gender; Human resource managers
Title
The path from an administrative to a strategic function: A comparative study of human resource managers' competencies
Author
Payne, Marja-Liisa
Number of pages
246
Publication year
2006
Degree date
2006
School code
1351
Source
DAI-A 66/11, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542420641, 0542420643
Advisor
Hollis, Martha
University/institution
Capella University
University location
United States -- Minnesota
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3196759
ProQuest document ID
304909568
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304909568
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