Managers Learning in Action

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David Coghlan, Tony Dromgoole, Pay Joynt, Peter Sorensen
Routledge, Jul 31, 2004 - Business & Economics - 208 pages

Rather than offering either a purely practical or theoretical context, this text is written by a team of managers and academics, combining theory and practice to create a holistic, and above all realistic, exploration of learning at work, including real life examples of management challenges. Whether rescuing an ailing organization or managing inter-organization relations, managing change or managing human resources, many of today's crucial management challenges are addressed. Covering a range of sectors, the organizations studied include those in:

  • hi-tech manufacturing
  • engineering
  • telecommunications
  • healthcare
  • transport
  • government agencies.

Contributors are drawn from three well-established academic programmes: the Irish Management Institute/ University of Dublin Masters in Management Practice; the US Benedictine University PhD in Organizational Development and the Henley Management College DBA, and the volume is edited by the academic directors of these programmes.

By offering these managers' own reflections on their experiences in the context of relevant management theory, this text provides an important and innovative contribution for those studying organizations as well as for those managers who are currently learning and developing at work.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
PART I Managers learning in action
7
PART II Management learning research and education
145

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David Coghlan teaches organization development and action research at the University of Dublin, Trinity College. Tony Dromgoole is director of public and degree programmes at the Irish Management Institute and is director of the joint Irish Management Institute/University of Dublin Masters in Management Practice.
Pat Joynt is Professor of Management Development at Henley Management College and Professor of International Management at the Bodo Graduate School of Business in northern Norway.
Peter Sorensen is director of the PhD programme in Organization Development at Benedictine University, Illinois, USA.

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