عنوان مقاله [English]
The purpose of this study was to identify the dimensions of managerial competencies in future universities in order to provide an appropriate model for Islamic Azad Universities of Iran (AUI). The methodological approach taken in this practical study is a mixed method based on sequential exploratory strategy. The qualitative phase was done by using thematic analysis based on inductive approach, the statistical population was all articles and theses listed in international databases in the field of managers’ competencies in future between 2000-2017. A total of 134 samples were chosen by using purposeful criterion-based sampling and with this number, theoretical saturation was achieved. 100 primary themes were found and the content validity checked in two ways of qualitative and quantitative. The reliability was estimated 0.85 by Holistic coefficient. The themes network was drawn up including 3 global Themes, 9 organizing themes and 29 basic themes. In the quantitative phase the statistical population was all 11554 faculty members of the comprehensive universities in AUI in 17 geographical zones in 2016-2017, and then by using Cochran formula, 373 people were chosen via non-random sampling: availability sampling as a sample size. The 100-item researcher-made questionnaire was based on 5-point Likert scale. Face and content validity were confirmed by experts, and construct validity was assessed by using factor analysis and the reliability of questionnaire was estimated by using Cronbach's alpha which were higher than 0.75 that showed high internal correlations between basic themes. In order to analyze the data, the confirmatory factor analysis method and structural equation modeling of covariance axis were used. According to the Chi-square, comparative fit indices, parsimonious fit indices and Hoelter’s fit indices the research model was perfect fit. Among them, value creator, excellence-oriented and driver force with factor load of 0.97, 0.94 and 0.92 had the most explanatory effect respectively.