Title: Management skills of Russian working adults

Authors: Natalia Ermasova; Lam D. Nguyen; Dina Clark; Sergey Ermasov

Addresses: Governors State University, University Parkway, Room C3340, University Park, IL 60484, USA ' Zeigler College of Business, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, 400 East Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815, USA ' Zeigler College of Business, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, 400 East Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815, USA ' Department of Finance, Saratov State University, 85 Astrachanskaya street, Saratov, 410080, Russia

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to investigate management skills of the respondents from Russia, to see if age and gender can be significant factors in their technical, human and conceptual competencies. Using t-test and ANOVA analyses and adopting the skills inventory survey, this research analysed 527 Russian working adults. Paired t-test and ANOVA methodology were used for hypotheses testing. The findings indicate that there are significant differences in Russian adults' management skills based on age and gender. First of all, Russian working adults appeared to value human skills more than the technical and conceptual skills. Second, Russian working males seemed to value all three management skills more than Russian working females. Finally, respondents from the age group of 31-40 years old valued both technical and conceptual skills more than those who came from the age group of 17-25 years old.

Keywords: age; gender; cultural context; management skills; Russia.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2018.094970

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2018 Vol.21 No.2, pp.193 - 215

Available online: 25 Sep 2018 *

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