Professional Competencies versus High Performance Work Systems in Brazil, Russia, India and Taiwan
Keywords:Professional Competencies, High Performance Work Systems, Emerging Economies
AbstractThis paper aims to investigate the relations between professional competencies and high performance work systems, analyzing to what extent the demand for contemporary professional competencies has been followed by changes in the high performance work systems in organizations operating in emerging economies. Regarding the research method, a survey was conducted with a sample of 1,035 professionals enrolled in graduate management programs from four economies (Brazil, Taiwan, Russia and India). The results indicate a relationship between professional competencies and high performance work systems (administrative and people management dimension, political dimension, cultural dimension. In addiction, the results indicate differences among Brazil, Russia, India and Taiwan as concerns professional competencies required by organizations and in relation to the high performance work systems adopted by organizations (in the administrative and people management dimension, the political dimension and the cultural dimension).
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