GUIDELINES FOR COMPETENCE DEVELOPMENT OF SCIENTISTS ANDTECHNOLOGISTS TO SUPPORT THE GROWTH OF THE INDUSTRIAL SECTOR
This study aimed to investigate guidelines for competence development of scientists and technologists to support the growth of the industrial sector and to develop a structural equation model of such guidelines. Questionnaires were used to collect the quantitative data from 500 executives or HR managers in industrial businesses whose productivity and manpower had been upgraded. Descriptive, inferential, and multivariate statistics were used to analyse the data.The findings revealed that guidelines for competence development of scientists and technologists to support the growth of the industrial sector comprised 4 elements:Creating paths for growth and advancement in the careers of corporate scientists and technologists in Skills transformation component, Disseminating reputation and professional values to be visible in society in Professional ethics component, not doing anything that may disgrace the honor and dignity of the profession in Perspective wisdom component, and Setting goals and encouraging innovation in daily work in Innovation Creation component , respectively , at the statistical significance level of 0.05.The analysis of the developed structural equation model revealed that it passed the assessment criteria and was consistent with the empirical data.
competence development, scientists and technologists, industrial sector