HCBE Faculty Articles

Title

Management Skills of Afghan Respondents: A Comparison of Technical, Human and Conceptual Differences Based on Gender

Document Type

Article

Date

1-1-2010

Publication Title

Journal of International Business and Cultural Studies

ISSN or ISBN

1941-5087

Volume

4

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

14

Description

There are over thirty million people in Afghanistan with different skills and competencies. Due to immigration and educational opportunities, Afghan men and women are seen in management ranks of various industries across the globe. This study focused on the technical, human and conceptual skills of a selected number of respondents from Afghanistan to see if gender differences can be a factor in management competencies. The results of 202 respondents from Afghanistan show that these men and women have significantly different skills. Afghan men have significantly higher scores on the technical and human skills and women have a higher score on the conceptual skills. The scores of Afghans are compared with 100 American males. Americans seem to have higher scores on technical and human skills, while Afghan men demonstrate higher conceptual scores. Implications for educators, managers, and government officials are presented.

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