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Managerial Roles

What is Managerial Roles
Mintzberg defined managerial roles based on a generalization of his observations of many managers work during their normal working day. He determined ten kinds of roles in three groups.

In 1973, Henry Mintzberg came up with his book “The Nature of Managerial Work” with the concept of managerial roles. His concept is very similar to the socio-psychological concept of the role.

Mintzberg defined managerial roles based on a generalization of his observations of many managers work during their normal working day.

He determined ten kinds of roles in three groups as follows:

  • Interpersonal roles:
    • Figurehead
    • Leader
    • Liaison
  • Information role:
    • Monitor
    • Disseminator
    • Spokesperson
  • Decision making roles:
    • Entrepreneurial
    • Disturbance-handler
    • Resource-allocator
    • Negotiator

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Last update: 16.05.2013
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