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Competence in Managers Some Unresolved Issues for Research

Jim Bradley (Senior Teaching Fellow, Management Development Division, Lancaster University)

Management Research News

ISSN: 0140-9174

Article publication date: 1 July 1991


We hear and read much about managerial competence and competence based approaches to management education and development (Albanese 1989) but what is competence in managers? Much of the literature and company practice in developing management competence treats competence as an unproblematic concept. Competence is just competence. Everyone knows what competence is, don't they?


Bradley, J. (1991), "Competence in Managers Some Unresolved Issues for Research", Management Research News, Vol. 14 No. 7/8/9, pp. 39-42.




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