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Managerial roles and the training of Malaysian co- operatives' managers

Sarif, Suhaimi Mhd and Ismail, Yusof (2010) Managerial roles and the training of Malaysian co- operatives' managers. Malaysian Journal of Co-operative Studies, 6. pp. 49-63. ISSN 1823-5387

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Managers get things done through people efficiently and effectively. Managerial roles explain the actual work that managers do. Mintzberg has documented ten (10) specific managerial roles and classified them into three areas: (a) interpersonal, (b) informational, and (c) decisional. Managers of conventional companies are governed, among others, by the Companies Act 1965 under the Companies Commission of Malaysia, whereas co-operative organisations are administered by the Co-operative Act 1963 under the supervision of the Co-operative Commission of Malaysia. This paper investigates the perceptions of co-operatives’ senior managers toward managerial roles and their training within the co-operatives’ framework. The results showed that senior managers of co-operatives performed Mintzberg’s managerial roles and sought similar managerial training like their companies counterparts despite operating under different legal frameworks. However, the results were not conclusive considering constraints on sample size of the study (n=52). The study proposed that future research use case study method to understand the details of managerial work at cooperatives.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3328/1722
Uncontrolled Keywords: Co-operatives'
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business. Business Administration > HF5549 Personnel management
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Business Administration
Depositing User: Dr Suhaimi Mhd Sarif
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2011 14:51
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2012 13:39
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1722

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