Abstract: The present study has synthesized major strategies in order to arrange core competency paradigm for headquarter management of National Iranian Gas Co. (NIGC) so that the companys leaders could identify their managers aptitudes and reinforce them using proper approaches. Data gathering and quantitate analysis, therefore have been carried out using 160 NIGC managers (high-ranking, senior and junior) concluding the structural mathematical modeling, correlation of study parameters and their relations to provide us with deep understanding of the competency aspects and components of managers. Having completed literature reviews and expert interviews, the researcher extracted some primary aspects and indexes which were screened through some questionnaires and narrowed down to some specific factors. Based on the research findings various aspects of the NIGC managers competency could be classified in 7 categories prioritized as individual, inter-individual, executive, expert, organizational, analytical and subjective. Having analyzed the interviews using open coding approach and experts viewpoints in the focal group, the author finalized 28 categories of measurable variables fitted in the aforesaid 7 classes of components. Besides, the status quo of managers competency in NIGC recognized as rather desirable and the paradigm model became validated. Therefore considering application of an appropriate paradigm for evaluation of managers competency and findings of the paradigm, proper training programs have been considered to promote competent managers, guarantee managers aptitudes and realize the long-term sustainable competitive advantage for the organization (NIGC) in the current complex business status.
Abbas Abbas Pour, Hamid Rahimian, Ali Delavar, Saeed Ghiasi and Fakhrossadat Hashemian, 2016. Codification, Preparation and Verification of Core Competency Paradigm for Headquarter Management of National Iranian Gas Company. The Social Sciences, 11: 6440-6445.