Title: Strategic imperative of human resource leadership competencies

Authors: G. Rajini, S. Gomathi

Addresses: VIT Business School, Vellore Institute of Technology University, Vellore – 632 014, Tamil Nadu, India; Department of Management Studies, D.K.M. College for Women, Vellore – 632 001, Tamil Nadu, India. ' VIT Business School, Vellore Institute of Technology University, Vellore – 632 014, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract: Using multiple constituencies approach, variances in competencies in human resource leadership have been studied as this is becoming highly significant in India|s globalisation efforts. Previous research in leadership orientation focused on localisation of human resource competencies rather than its globalisation. For this, human resource professionals are expected to acquire high level of competencies and leadership orientation. Statistical analyses of multiple constituencies were carried out for three case studies of multinational companies. The results show that strategic, professional, administrative and interpersonal competencies have significant influence towards leadership orientation. Among these, one of the most critical factors that influence leadership orientation is found to be strategic competencies.

Keywords: leadership orientation; universal competencies; human resource management; HRM; India; multiple constituencies; localisation; globalisation; multinational corporations; MNCs; professional competencies; administrative competencies; interpersonal competencies; strategic competencies; learning; change.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2010.032709

International Journal of Learning and Change, 2010 Vol.4 No.2, pp.147 - 163

Published online: 15 Apr 2010 *

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