Dr. Engelbert Wimmer

Competency Management in the Industry.

Dr. Engelbert Wimmer

Competency Management in the Industry.

A theoretical and empirical study on the contribution of competence-based management for the personnel and continuing education management.

Paperback: 310 Pages; Publisher: Hampp, R; Edition: 2014; ISBN: 978-3866188815

CONTENT

In his latest book, Wimmer examines the central question in this period of globalisation: what contribution can a targeted competency management programme make to value creation in complex and integrated networks? Wimmer approaches this question by assessing the current state of academic research and looking at real-world examples from industry, remaining focussed throughout on how companies can assure competitive advantages of genuine relevance going into the future.

Technological change and globalisation are leading to far-reaching adaptation in all industries; company borders are becoming increasingly permeable as demographic changes forces the development of new modes of working. Corporate identities are no longer defined by statutory forms and the frontiers between legal systems, but by the company mission and the project being tackled. In this environment, competencies connecting the market and the company increasingly become defining factors for success, linking as they do the past, the present, and the future and functioning as secure foundations for competitive advantages. Due to this, competencies and competency management have been given pride of place in personnel and professional development management and are driven by considerations of commercial strategy.

THE AUTHOR

Dr. Engelbert Wimmer (CEO) is a highly sought-after business consultant to the manufacturing industry. His clients include a range of big-name international automotive groups and suppliers, as well as several globally-active German Mittelstand companies. The main focus work lies in complex questions relating to organisational development and change management.