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Title: Emerging managerial competencies of professionals in the Tanzanian construction industry
Authors: Debrah, Y.A.
Ofori, G. 
Keywords: Africa
Changing business environment
Construction industry
Globalization and international competitive pressures
Managerial competencies
Issue Date: 2005
Citation: Debrah, Y.A., Ofori, G. (2005). Emerging managerial competencies of professionals in the Tanzanian construction industry. International Journal of Human Resource Management 16 (8) : 1399-1414. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The managerial competencies required by professionals in the construction industry in Tanzania to operate effectively in a business environment which is changing as a result of a transition from a socialist to a free-enterprise economy, economic liberalization, globalization and regionalization are explored through a qualitative study. The study reveals that local Tanzanian construction firms are finding it difficult to compete with foreign companies for projects. This is mainly because Tanzanian professionals lack the competencies required to compete and manage projects in a liberalized market economy. The study thus highlights the need for Tanzanian construction professio nals to acquire a better grasp of both occupational and organizational competencies. In this respect, it is suggested that they need post-experience training in order to acquire the competencies required to function successfully in a commercial environment. © 2005 Taylor & Francis.
Source Title: International Journal of Human Resource Management
ISSN: 09585192
DOI: 10.1080/09585190500220465
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