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Connecting management learning with change experiences: revisiting HR manager education

Buckley, Finian and Monks, Kathy (2003) Connecting management learning with change experiences: revisiting HR manager education. LInK Working Paper Series. (Paper No. 05-03). Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland.

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The effectiveness of traditional management education programmes, particularly those emanating from university business schools, has been questioned (e.g. Willmott, 1994: Clarke, 1999). Central to these critiques is the recognition that the pedagogic models underpinning much of contemporary management education are frequently incongruent with the needs of learning managers and the continuous change environment in which they operate. This paper describes the developmental outcomes of 45 HR managers undertaking a specifically designed management education programme premised on an adult learning model (Knowles, 1990) and set in the context of continuous organizational change (Weick and Quinn, 1999). The learning experienced fostered the development of meta-abilities (Pedler, 1994; Butcher, 1997), expanded perspective taking and the evolution of double-loop learning approaches to real life organizational change. Quantitative evidence of these meta-developments are presented and conclusions for management learning in rapid change environments are offered.

Item Type:Working Paper (No. 05-03)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Management Learning; Change Management; Meta-abilities.
Subjects:Social Sciences > Education
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > DCU Business School
Research Initiatives and Centres > LInK: The Learning, Innovation and Knowledge Research Centre > LInK Working Paper Series
Publisher:Dublin City University
Copyright Information:© 2003, LInK, Finian Buckley and Kathy Monks
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:2402
Deposited On:17 Feb 2009 16:45 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 17 Feb 2009 16:45

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