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Analyses the business context of management development in the late 1990s, and presents some surprising survey results on the effectiveness of development methods ‐ results which challenge many of our past assumptions. Describes two central “principles” of effective management development...
Reviews the entrepreneurship and small business literature in search of a basis for gender‐specific explanations of business development. Contends that small business development needs to be interpreted without resort to frameworks that exclude one gender or the other, and identifies a need for...
Many of our established institutions are under attack. It would appear that old solutions no longer fit the new challenge. To create sustaining organization forms it is necessary to revisit many of the assumptions organizations have been making over issues such as culture. Community building...
Can the worst time for an organisation provide the best circumstances for management learning? One UK local authority began a management development programme 18 months before a wholescale reorganisation. This was not regarded as a rational thing to do. Explores the messiness and the politics...
Examines the subject of the glass ceiling for women managers and empirical research within a Metropolitan District Council. Looks at the causes of, effects of, and solutions to, the glass ceiling for women managers within an organisation in the UK. Concludes that the glass ceiling for women...
Describes the difference in attitudes between managers and shopfloor workers concerning the influences of productivity increases on outcomes from both groups. The study shows that the managerial group has more positive views of the influence of productivity increases on outcomes for shopfloor...
Organisational learning and learning organisations have become topics of great interest to HRM in the 1990s, but the conceptual basis for understanding corporate learning is fragmented and the empirical basis of many influential models limited. In particular, the roles of leadership and...
Reports on an Australian survey comparing women and men students’ perceptions of learning advantages and disadvantages in management education. Findings suggest a masculine bias, which disadvantages both female and male learners. Issues of concern to male students give much greater concern to...
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