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ISSN: 2047-7031

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ISSN: 2047-7031  
Volume  3   Issue 9  2014  
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Article Abstract
Brazilian Junior Entrepreneurs’ Competencies
Keywords:  competencies, junior entrepreneurs, professional development
Elziane Bouzada Dias Campos , Karinne Bezerra , Clarissa Leão Bonatti and Gardênia Da Silva Abbad
The aim of this study was to identify the general competencies necessary for junior entrepreneurs in any field of work. The description of the competencies followed the format of instructional objectives. A multi-method study was conducted using document and bibliographical analysis as well as structured group interviews with 34 junior entrepreneurs. The descriptions were validated by experts in the field and categorized by using content analysis. In total, 155 competencies were described and divided into 12 categories: Effective Communication, Commitment to the Work and the Junior Enterprise, Teamwork, Institutional Representation, Project Management, Performance of the Junior Enterprise, Aim for Excellence, Leadership, Resource Management, Sustainability Management, Professional Growth, and Information Management. These competencies correspond with those indicated by the literature as characteristics of excellent professional performance in Brazil. This study supplies data for organizations to improve their competency-based management model and to develop talent. We suggest that future studies include specific competencies from different areas of operation and broaden the investigation to include other stakeholders.
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