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Institutional Barriers in the Regional System for Forming and Implementing Professional Competencies


Aleksandr Yu. KOKOVIKHIN Cand. Sc. (Econ.), Associate Professor, Director of Management and IT Institute

Tatyana A. KANSAFAROVA Cand. Sc. (Engineering), Associate Professor, Executive Vice-President


The paper reveals the most important institutional barriers for entrepreneurs that impede the coherence between the systems of formation and use of labour resources’ professional competencies. It presents entrepreneurs’ assessment of management tools that will allow overcoming institutional barriers. The authors develop the theoretical and methodological foundations for competency-based management, such as the institutional theory, the concept of the firm’s core competency and the approach by R. M. Nizhegorodtsev to managing the system for forming and implementing professional competencies as a single entity. The research method involves accumulation of data using the following methods: an analysis of scientific publications and holding semi-structured interviews with the members of the Sverdlovsk Regional Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. The authors formulate recommendations on ensuring the correspondence between the tools for competency-based management at the level of federation subjects and the identified management factors. We also establish the role of the tools of the national system of professional qualifications, dual education and professional mobility in competencies implementation.


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For citation: Kokovikhin A.Yu., Kansafarova T.A. Institutional Barriers in the Regional System for Forming and Implementing Professional Competencies. Upravlenets – The Manager, 2018, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 76–81. DOI: 10.29141/2218-5003-2018-9-3-12.