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International Journal of Management Development

International Journal of Management Development (IJMD)

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International Journal of Management Development (4 papers in press)

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  • Professional conflicts in public institutions: antecedents, effects and management: a case of Ghana   Order a copy of this article
    by Kofi Amponsah-Kwatiah, Michael Asiamah 
    Abstract: This study examined the causes, effects and management of professional conflicts in Ghanaian public institutions. It used factor analysis to achieve the study's objective based on total of 195 respondents from ten public institutions. The study revealed that the main antecedents of professional conflicts are competition for position, power or recognition, differences in knowledge, beliefs or basic values, and lack of complete freedom for subordinates to solve problems. It further revealed effects on employees as reduction in communication, lack of interest in work schedule, delays and frustrations in decision-making processes, job dissatisfaction, work anxiety, estrangement and creation of many deadlocks. Also, strategies for managing professional conflicts include compromising, bargaining, use of power and dominance. The paper recommends that management of public institutions must adhere to proper conflict management measures to solve professional conflicts.
    Keywords: professional conflicts; causes; effects; management; public institutions; factor analysis; Ghana.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJMD.2022.10046457
  • Charismatic leadership traits (compassion, accessibility, and inclusiveness): measuring evolution and progression within organisations   Order a copy of this article
    by Saso Krstovski, Valentina Krstovski 
    Abstract: Several publications have highlighted the importance of leadership traits. Three of the most frequently discussed topics are compassion, accessibility, and inclusion. This publication focuses on charismatic leadership traits and examines each of them in-depth and shows how they must complement each other within a leader's portfolio to provide a comprehensive approach to an organisational transformation. Each trait is assessed for evolution within six milestone journeys. Understanding where within the milestone each trait resides allows leaders to make the necessary adjustments to grow an employee’s acceptance and embrace the vision. The paper develops a conceptual contribution and proposes a measurement for each trait’s progression based on an employees’ action, providing actionable insights for leadership. All three of these traits are crucial for a leadership style to provide financial success and allow future leaders' development.
    Keywords: leadership behaviours; organisational development; compassion; accessibility; inclusiveness.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJMD.2022.10047535
  • Behavioural factors influencing the institutionalisation of performance management in the Ghanaian public sector   Order a copy of this article
    by Emelia Amoako Asiedu 
    Abstract: Citizens' expectations for efficiency from public servants have caused governments to evaluate employee performance in the public sector. The study sought to establish how behavioural factors influence the implementation and institutionalisation of performance management systems in the public sector. Scholars of performance management attribute the neglect of the behavioural aspect of PM as a major factor to the difficulty of its institutionalisation (Dodoo, 1996; Nkrumah, 1991; Ohemeng, 2009, 2011). The qualitative approach was adopted using in-depth interviews in selected ministries in the public service of Ghana. The study found that a successful institutionalisation of PM in Ghana will require giving prominence to behavioural factors such as perception, work attitudes, management interactions and commitments. We conclude that, successful PM in the Ghanaian civil service, requires a shift from the regime where a PM system starts with an appraisal instrument, setting of targets, allocation of resources and evaluation to consideration of the behavioural factors.
    Keywords: performance management; institutionalisation; behavioural approach; Ghana.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJMD.2022.10047536
  • The impact of age and gender of the head of the university on the development of the entrepreneurial university   Order a copy of this article
    by Sawsen Sidrat 
    Abstract: In this work, we have carried out a qualitative exploratory survey using semi-structured interviews with 24 heads of the Tunisian universities in order to determine the impact of their age and gender on the development of the entrepreneurial university. Our results showed that a university led by a young male head is more entrepreneurial than other universities. In fact, our research emphasizes the importance of new variables that can improve the understanding of the development process of an entrepreneurial university. Nevertheless, these two variables have been treated in the literature for the first time. Indeed, the originality of our conceptual model is to integrate two new factors linked to the profit of responsible which could make it entrepreneurial
    Keywords: demographic characteristics; head; entrepreneurial university.