The Knowledge Domain Case Study

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Higher education is a major contributor to the growth of the economy, improvement of the society and increase in the quality of intellectual capital. Constant changes in the business environment, upgradation of information technology and changing demands of customers has influenced the approach to business activities. This has created an increased demand for efficient MBA graduates from Business schools. The responsibility of preparing the students for their career rests on the faculty members. The quality of teachers is an important strength for a Business school and this is based on the competency of the faculty. Competency is a combination of knowledge, skill and abilities that help the faculty in performing his or her duties successfully. Competent faculty have the capability and the personal characteristics and traits for effective teaching and are able to fulfil job roles and responsibilities assigned…show more content…
The instrument on ‘Skill Domain’ included the dimensions of pedagogical skills, teaching methods, technology support, organising skills, networking and research skills with 20 items.
The ‘Abilities Domain’ instrument constituted of 10 items related to ability to used different teaching methods, 7 items of managerial abilities, 13 items of research, development and extension abilities and 10 variables on knowledge dissemination.
The instruments on the variables of competencies were measured with a five point Likert scale. The responses were given a numerical score based on a scale of five points: 1 – Never, 2 – Rarely, 3 – Occasionally, 4 – Frequently, 5 – Always.
Statistical tools Only 441 completed questionnaires were collected back of which twenty eight questionnaires were discarded for their incompleteness and 413 questionnaires were coded and analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) tool, version

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