Explaining the experience of policymakers and management professionals in identifying the existing dimensions and components of upgrading top executives in the State Services Management Act

Document Type : Research Article (with qualitative approaches)


1 PhD student in Management and Human Resources, Islamic Azad University, Bonab Branch, Bonab, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Faculty Member of Islamic Azad University, and Ahad Bonab, Bonab, Iran



Purpose: The aim of this study is to identify the dimensions and components of the promotion of senior managers in the Civil Service Management Law.
Design / methodology / approach: The present qualitative study continued with the phenomenological approach in November 2018 on 29 experts and policymakers in the field of management by targeted sampling method and up to data saturation, with respect to confidentiality of information and the possibility of leaving the study at any time. Data collection was performed through in-depth and semi-structured in-depth interviews. All interviews were recorded and then, word by word, handwritten and analyzed.
Findings: By analyzing and integrating the main components, 8 main ones were identified and by analyzing them, 46 sub-components were extracted. What is upgrading, why upgrade, factors affecting upgrade, feature of the law, right upgrade strategies, pathology of the upgrade law, the consequences of the right upgrade, the consequences of the wrong upgrade, were chosen as the main themes.
Limitations and Consequences: Due to the multiplicity of research variables and the specific complexities of the research, other components of the variables should be carefully considered for future research so that the other relationships of the variables are more transparent and comprehensive.
Practical implications: Organizational managers can motivate their employees to increase their knowledge and expertise to achieve the goal.
Originality or value of the article: In this study, analyzing the answers of the interviewees to identify the dimensions and components of the promotion of senior managers in the Civil Service Management Law, job burnout, compiling pre-implementation regulations, efficiency, creating databases and updating in various ways are the most important components that should be promoted. Top managers in the Civil Service Management Law should pay attention to them.


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