Management Skills of Afghan Respondents: A Comparison of Technical, Human and Conceptual Differences Based on Gender
Journal of International Business and Cultural Studies
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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.
Mujtaba, Bahaudin and Kaifi, B. A., "Management Skills of Afghan Respondents: A Comparison of Technical, Human and Conceptual Differences Based on Gender" (2010). HCBE Faculty Articles. 377.