The study of the state of training the social responsibility managers for the pharmaceutical industry




social responsibility, social responsibility manager, professional competences, personal competences, labor market, educational and professional program


Aim. To study the experience of higher educational institutions in training managers in social responsibility and substantiate scientific and methodological approaches to training managers in social responsibility according to the requirements of the international standards for the pharmaceutical industry.

Materials and methods. The methods of analysis, synthesis, empirical methods, generalization, test method, observation method were used.

Results. The article proves the growing interest of the Ukrainian employers, including pharmaceutical companies, in attracting the highly professional personnel in the field of social responsibility. It has been determined that modern employers pay great attention not only to professional, but also to personal competences of these specialists when selecting the staff for vacant positions of social responsibility managers. The authors have formed the overall list of professional and personal competencies of social responsibility managers, which candidates must possess for successful employment in pharmaceutical companies (PC). Problems in training managers in social responsibility inUkraine have been identified. It has been found that in spite of the fact that in the National Occupational Classification of Ukraine (DC 003: 2010 as amended on 15.02.2019) there is the position 1496 of the manager (managing director) in social and corporate responsibility, currently, no higher educational institutions (HEI) ofUkraine train these experts. Taking into account the social orientation of the pharmaceutical industry and the special relevance of the problem of socially responsible activity of PC the authors have proposed the draft of the educational and professional program “Management of social responsibility” for training managers in social responsibility in the NUPh.

Conclusions. Today, social responsibility manager is one of the most demanded by companies and highly paid specialists worldwide. In addition, employers impose a wide range of requirements on their professional and personal competencies. The list of professional and personal competencies of social responsibility managers (in particular pharmaceutical and medical) will help the higher education institutions of Ukraine to prepare them qualitatively taking into account the market needs, and for future specialists – to direct efforts to acquire the relevant competences and educate the necessary personal qualities, which will contribute to their successful employment, in themselves.

Author Biographies

Yu. S. Bratishko, National University of Pharmacy

Candidate of Pharmacy (Ph.D.), associate professor of the Department of Management and Economy of Enterprise

O. V. Posilkina, National University of Pharmacy

Doctor of Pharmacy (Dr. habil.), professor, head of the Department of Management and Economy of Enterprise


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Organizational and socio-economic bases of pharmaceutical activities