Factors Related to Managerial Competence - A Study Based on Managerial Assessment of Proficiency (MAP)

Hui-Ping Liao
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In this competitive and variable business environment, managers have to build up some critical abilities to establish their own competitive advantages. Since numerous perspectives take managerial competence as a critical factor in organizational development, it becomes an important issue to assess and train the abilities. Managerial Assessment of Proficiency (MAP), one of the most prominent competence assessment tools, is used by over 100 thousand people in the world. The high rate of implementation in the business environment is the motivation to take the method as research model. Accordingly, this research served for several purposes. First was to understand measures for managerial competence in the literature. Second was to examine the reliability and validity of MAP. Thirdly, some demographic and contextual factors may relate to managerial competence. Based on the database of MAP, the researcher identified the relationship of these variables. This study utilized the quantitative method to investigate the above questions. To realize the reliability, this research analyzed Cronbach’s alpha of MAP which was equal to .733. Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) was for examining the validity of MAP. Because the result showed some items of the t values of administrative and cognitive ability were smaller than 1.96, this study merely adopted communication and supervisory ability to examine the relationship between managerial competence, demographic and contextual factors. The outcome indicated only gender and educational level had significantly relationship. Finally, conclusions and recommendations were provided based on research findings.
管理才能, 管理才能評鑑工具, 驗證性因素分析, Managerial Competence, Managerial Assessment of Proficiency (MAP), Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA)