Management Competency of Senior Public Executives in Taiwan

Chaomeng Huang


Based on the Managemen Competency Model developed by Quinn et al., a national survey of all senior executives (Rank 9 and above) in Taiwan's central government was conducted in 1998, to measure managerial skill levels. This research tested wheter educational level, rank, tenure and gender affected managerial skills. Resposes indicate that amon twenty-four management skills, public managers in Taiwan generally are best at workin productively, delegating, communicating and goal setting. The research showed that public managers would benefit most by improving skills in cross-functional management, expressign ideas, and conflict resolution. Moreover, the most significant factors that influence how public managers perceive their managerial skill levels are eudcation and gender. This study provides a number of management development strategies.

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Chinese Public Administration Review (ISSN 1539-6754, Online ISSN 2573-1483)  is published by the School of Government, Sun Yat-sen University.