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Publication date: 1 September 1996

David Robotham and Richard Jubb

Explains that the concept of competences is being used widely in the sphere of management development as a means for measuring the performance of individuals. This growth in use…

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Explains that the concept of competences is being used widely in the sphere of management development as a means for measuring the performance of individuals. This growth in use has taken place without establishing exactly what organizations are referring to when using the term “competence”. There has also been an assumption that competence can be measured. It is suggested that, given the wide range of activities which the term “management” can be said to encompass, it may be inappropriate to define management in terms of a limited range of activities. The competence approach also implies that the type of lists of skills developed is a correct list which can be applied in different industries. Given that there is no such thing as a generic manager, but rather individuals who are effective in different sectors, the competence approach would appear to be fundamentally flawed.

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Management Development Review, vol. 9 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0962-2519

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Publication date: 1 July 1997

Richard Jubb and David Robotham

The use of competences has proved to be perhaps the major growth area in management development during the last ten years. An increasing number of organizations have looked to…

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The use of competences has proved to be perhaps the major growth area in management development during the last ten years. An increasing number of organizations have looked to competence‐based training as the solution to enhancing the performance of their managers. But there remain several fundamental weaknesses that supporters of competences have yet to counter adequately. Identifies and challenges the dominant myths behind the competence approach, the suggestion being that it is perhaps time to stop and evaluate the usefulness of competence‐based training in more depth.

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Journal of European Industrial Training, vol. 21 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0590

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Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-76231-367-9

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Publication date: 16 October 2020

Dina Clark, Teng-Shih Wang, Mike Shapeero, A. Blair Staley, Natalia Ermasova and Mark Usry

This chapter explores cultural factors that influence the propensity to blow-the-whistle in China, Taiwan, Russia, and the United States. This study found that culture and…

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This chapter explores cultural factors that influence the propensity to blow-the-whistle in China, Taiwan, Russia, and the United States. This study found that culture and traditions have strong impact on the propensity of whistleblowing. This research analyzed 1,541 working adults in China, Taiwan, Russia, and the United States. Statistical analysis of self-developed questionnaires reveal that: (a) Americans have a greater disposition to engage in whistleblowing than Chinese, Taiwanese, and Russian; (b) Americans have a smallest level of fear of retaliation to whistleblowers than Chinese, Taiwanese, and Russian; (c) the intention of Chinese, American, and Taiwanese to whistle-blow is influenced to a greater degree by position of wrongdoers than that of Russian; and (d) guanxi (personal relationships or networks) has a greater effect on the propensity to whistle-blow for Chinese and Taiwanese than for Americans and Russian. Auditors and managers need to be aware that employees in different cultures respond differently to factors that influence whistleblowing activities. The results of this study will help auditors and managers better assess risk and the effectiveness of internal controls and ethical standards.

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Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83867-669-8

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Article
Publication date: 22 February 2011

Nicholas O'Regan and Abby Ghobadian

The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate key strategic decisions involved in turning around a large multinational operating in a dynamic market.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate key strategic decisions involved in turning around a large multinational operating in a dynamic market.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper is based on analysis of archival documents and a semi‐structured interview with the chairman of the company credited with its rescue.

Findings

Turnaround is complex and involves both planned and emergent strategies. The progress is non‐linear requiring adjustment and change in direction of travel. Top management credibility and vision is critical to success. Rescue is only possible if the company has a strong cash generative business among its businesses. The speed of decision making, decisiveness and the ability to implement strategy are among the key ingredients of success.

Originality/value

Turnaround is an under‐researched area in strategy. This paper contributes to a better understanding in this important area and bridges the gap between theory and practice. It provides a practical view and demonstrates how a leading executive with significant expertise and successful turnaround track record deals with inherent dilemmas of turnaround.

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Journal of Strategy and Management, vol. 4 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1755-425X

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Article
Publication date: 1 August 2001

George Boak and Diane Coolican

Describes the development of a competency model for middle‐senior managers in a large fashion retailing company, to encourage them to act more strategically. Discusses the…

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Describes the development of a competency model for middle‐senior managers in a large fashion retailing company, to encourage them to act more strategically. Discusses the relative benefits of researching a custom‐made model against using or adapting a generic model. Describes how the model has been used in the company for training and development. Evaluates the model against a critical view of management competencies.

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Leadership & Organization Development Journal, vol. 22 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-7739

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Article
Publication date: 17 August 2010

Mike McGrath

This review aims to provide a summary of the most recent articles published on document supply and related matters.

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Purpose

This review aims to provide a summary of the most recent articles published on document supply and related matters.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper is based on the reading of over 150 journals as well as monographs, reports and web sites.

Findings

At the time of writing the cuts due to hit libraries have not yet taken place but reports and articles all indicate cuts of 5‐10 per cent – although that seems optimistic. Open Access continues to grow, with the US FRPAA receiving cross‐party support. If passed it will have a transformative effect on OA. Document supply as such gets plenty of coverage including the Espresso Book machine, and there is much debate on pay per view and in particular DeepDyve.

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The paper is the only regular review of the document supply literature and related areas. It will be of particular value to document supply librarians.

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Interlending & Document Supply, vol. 38 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-1615

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Publication date: 19 July 2011

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Accounting Research Journal, vol. 24 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1030-9616

Book part
Publication date: 24 October 2017

Maria A. Moore, John Huxford and Jennifer B. Bethmann

At a time when governmental corruption seems rife and administrations grow ever more secretive, the whistleblower is a crucial resource in journalism’s attempts to make…

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At a time when governmental corruption seems rife and administrations grow ever more secretive, the whistleblower is a crucial resource in journalism’s attempts to make accountable those who wield power. Yet despite legislation that is meant to protect employees and officials who expose wrongdoing, a governmental “war on whistleblowers” has made the hazards faced by many whistleblowers increasingly grim. This chapter explores the role of the journalist/whistleblower collaboration in disclosing important, but sensitive, information involving national security. In discussing case studies of those who have braved the government’s anger, we examine not only the circumstances of these breaches, but also their political and legal repercussions.

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Corruption, Accountability and Discretion
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78743-556-8

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Article
Publication date: 8 May 2017

Mishari M. Alfraih

This paper aims to investigate the association between the composition of boards of directors and the choice of external auditor among companies listed on the Kuwait Stock…

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Purpose

This paper aims to investigate the association between the composition of boards of directors and the choice of external auditor among companies listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) in 2013.

Design/methodology/approach

Consistent with prior research, audit quality is represented by two proxies, namely, a Big 4 and Non-Big 4 audit firm. Independence, diversity, interlocks, size and role duality are used as proxies for board composition. To accommodate the dichotomous dependent variable (auditor choice), a logistic regression model is used to test the hypothesized associations between board composition and auditor choice.

Findings

After controlling for firm-specific characteristics, results show that independence, diversity and size are statistically significant and increase the likelihood that a KSE-listed company selects a high-quality (Big 4) audit firm. Role duality is also statistically significantly but decreases the likelihood of choosing a Big 4 audit firm.

Practical/implications

This research has implications for regulators, shareholders, boards and academics. The paper underlines the importance of the composition of the board in increasing the likelihood of hiring a high-quality audit firm. Regulators can draw upon these results when assessing the effectiveness of corporate governance mechanisms.

Originality/value

This paper is among the first to study the association between auditor choice and board composition using data from the frontier market of Kuwait, thus responding to the call for empirical research into the issue in less-developed markets. Overall, it sheds light on the effectiveness of board composition and provides empirical evidence that it is an important element in the choice of auditors. The findings indicate that board composition may be a mechanism that can promote demand for high audit quality.

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International Journal of Law and Management, vol. 59 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1754-243X

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