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Title: Managerial competencies, human resource development initiatives and business performance: a case of SMEs in Bulawayo Metropolitan Province in Zimbabwe
Authors: Manzini, Chido
Nhamo, Shavira
Manzini, Sibongile
Keywords: Managerial competencies
human resource development
business performance
business environment
Issue Date: Dec-2018
Publisher: Lupane State University
Abstract: The scope of the research sought to analyse the influence of managerial competencies and human resource development initiatives on business performance. The research was conducted in Bulawayo metropolitan province and a total of 150 questionnaires were distributed amongst Small and (Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in various sectors. The response rate was a 67% with 100 out of the 150 distributed questionnaires. The descriptive multiple case study research design was used as data was collected from different entrepreneurial business enterprises. The data was analysed using the SPSS version 20 software. The analysis of data was in the form of both descriptive and inferential statistics, which made use of the linear regression model and chi-square testing especially when testing the hypotheses. The study found that there was a strong relationship between managerial competencies, human resource development and business performance of SMEs. The researcher established that if managers were equipped with the requisite competency skills, they were more forthcoming to training and development initiatives and hence this resulted in them being able to adapt easily towards the ever-changing business environment especially in the SMEs sector
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