To read the full version of this content please select one of the options below:

Formation of professionalism of executives

Kirill Gerasimov (Samara State Aerospace University, Samara, Russia)
Boris Gerasimov (International Market Institute, Samara, Russia)

International Journal of Educational Management

ISSN: 0951-354X

Article publication date: 9 January 2017




The purpose of this paper is to present the results of the research in the sphere of education and preparation of Russian executives in view of mentality and elements of national model of management.


The research consisted in analysis of modern developments in the sphere of HR management in socio-economic systems. The authors used the materials on structuring and classification of managerial activities from various points of view. The research is based on recent tendencies in the sphere of application of intensive educational technologies.


Ten levels of managerial activities were distinguished on the basis of the performed research. Each of these levels is a new step of qualitative significance and complication of managerial activities. In order to achieve new and higher levels of professionalism, a model of professional development of executives was created, which consists of several blocks, which stimulates obtaining the knowledge and acquisition of certain skills in this sphere. The structure of problem and situational game “Professionalism of executives” and methodology of evaluation of activities of game participants are given.

Practical implications

Using game modeling for determination of the level of professional activities will allow evaluating specialists, in particular, executives, and determine qualitative evaluation of the level of their competence in various aspects of their activities.


The research possesses a value for lecturers, managers, and consultants of educational establishments who perform training, additional training, and development of professional competence of executive in organizations of any profile in view of national mentality.



Gerasimov, K. and Gerasimov, B. (2017), "Formation of professionalism of executives", International Journal of Educational Management, Vol. 31 No. 1, pp. 45-55.



Emerald Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2017, Emerald Publishing Limited