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Antecedents of Competency Development in B-Schools

International Journal of Knowledge Management and Practices

Volume 7 Issue 2

Published: 2019
Author(s) Name: Moutushi Ganguli Sharma, Mahesh Kumar K. R., Kshitiz Sharma | Author(s) Affiliation: Research Scholar, Jain University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
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Abstract

The purpose of the study is to examine factors that contribute to the competency development of business education students. The aim is to develop a model wherein there are input factors of competency development and then relate them to competency parameters. Study uses 77 statements on Likert scale as input dimensions. Factor analysis is used as a dimension-reduction tool. The outcome measures are three dependent variables such as Knowledge, Attitude and Skill-development of students that are captured through 18 statements on Likert scale. Descriptive statistical analysis, exploratory factor analysis and reliability analysis were also conducted. The results indicate the competency development among male and female genders during a 2 year programme from different respondents’ perspective. Factor analysis generates seven input factors of competencies. Result also highlights that among different competencies, knowledge competency develops most followed by skills and the least development is in attitude in a 2 years business education. The results may be helpful for educational institutions to understand how stakeholders rate the B-school’s role in competency development. Thus, the findings can be used as a guide for decision-makers to improve overall input to achieve desirable competencies among students.

Keywords: Competency Development, B-Schools, Factor Analysis, KAS Model

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