References (29)



Managerial Skills for Managers in the 21st Century

Ruchi Tewari

Shanti Communication School

Ritu Sharma

affiliation not provided to SSRN

April 9, 2012

Management, Vol. 1, No. 3, July – September, 2011

Purpose – To examine the crucial skills required by management students which address the needs of corporate in the dynamic global economic world of the 21st Century.

Design/methodology/approach – The paper is based on theory and empirical analysis made through psychometric tests results of management students reflecting their personality profile, juxtaposed against the needs of the corporate world identified through Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), – a report showing results of the global survey of corporate recruiters about employability skills.

Findings – The paper highlights the personality traits of management students identified through 16 PF test and elaborates the areas which the real business world is focusing upon. The current report of GMAC reflects the need for skills like interpersonal skills and team working; decision making and problem solving while the students score low on extraversion and leadership; creativity and abstract thinking. The educational curriculum still leaves a lot to be desired in being activity based and skill oriented.

Practical implications – The paper will show direction to educators of professional courses especially management education regarding curriculum design and trainers regarding training needs of the young workforce such that they are able to provide to the corporate skilled managers who can sustain in the challenging and dynamic global work environment of the 21st Century.

Originality/value – Marking out the areas where the professional management and business education need to work into to create skillful managers who need to cater to the demands of MNCs and TNCs.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 15

Keywords: skill sets, personality traits and managerial skills, management students, young global managers, training needs

Open PDF in Browser Download This Paper

Date posted: April 9, 2012  

Suggested Citation

Tewari, Ruchi and Sharma, Ritu, Managerial Skills for Managers in the 21st Century (April 9, 2012). Management, Vol. 1, No. 3, July – September, 2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2037096

Contact Information

Ruchi Tewari (Contact Author)
Shanti Communication School ( email )
Opp. Vraj Gardens
SP Ringroad, Shela
Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380058
Ritu Sharma
affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )
Feedback to SSRN

Paper statistics
Abstract Views: 2,019
Downloads: 490
Download Rank: 37,178
References:  29

© 2015 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  FAQ   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Copyright   Contact Us
This page was processed by apollo3 in 0.296 seconds