core competency

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core competency

The basic knowledge and the fundamental set of attitudes and skills that are needed to perform in one's role as a health care professional.
Synonym: competency validation program
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Figure 1 depicts how each of the elements required for successful, higher-level learning can translate into firm-specific resources and assets that form the ingredients of a core competence.
The core competence of the corporation", Harvard Business Review, May-June 1990.
First, it presents a conceptual framework, drawn from previous research, for understanding the core competencies of a firm, revealing the internal dynamic and elements of the core competence.
Perhaps the central problem of core competence definition has been one of balance: trying to include within the definition of core competence both the notions of knowledge (know-how) and action (skill application) simultaneously (Bogner & Thomas, 1994; Fowler et al.
Core competence refers to a "confrontation" ability possessed by enterprise compared with competitors.
Bogner and Thomas (1994) defined core competence as "firm specific skills and cognitive traits directed towards the attachment of highest possible level of customer satisfaction vis a vis competitors" The term green core competence is core competence in relation to the environment.
It also illuminates the complexity usually found within the depth of a core competence while making it comprehensible.
Few managers we have talked to could claim to have utilized a core competence to achieve success in the marketplace, and even fewer to have built a core competence from scratch.

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