Evaluation of the Role of Political and Communication Skills in Social Responsibility of Managers by the Mediating Role of Strategic Thinking

Hamid Taboli, Ghazanfar Baghadam

Abstract


The research has been conducted to evaluate the role of political and communication skills in social responsibility of managers by the mediating role of strategic thinking. This research was done by descriptive – analytic method and it is from the type of applied researchs. The statistical population of the study includes all managers of the company of Arjan, Pegah. The sample size was calculated by Cochran formula with the result of 32 people. Data collection tools in this study are: Corporate Social Responsibility of employees (CSR) based on the model of Carroll, Barton's communication skills questionnaire, political skill questionnaire of individual in organization and strategic thinking questionnaire (model Lydka). The validity of the questionnaire was face and content, and its reliability was assessed by Cronbach's alpha coefficient. The results showed that, in general, political skill, communication skill and strategic thinking had a direct and significant relationship with responsibility of managers. Path analysis also showed that among the different aspects of research variables, feedback skill, network skill, social intelligence, strategic determination, opportunism and thinking at the time had direct impact and listening skill, network skill and social intelligence had indirect effect on social responsibility as well.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n4S1p323


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Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences ISSN 2039-9340(Print) ISSN 2039-2117(Online)

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