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    A Meta-Review of the Management Development Literature

    Cullen, John G. and Turnbull, Sharon (2005) A Meta-Review of the Management Development Literature. Human Resource Development Review, 4 (3). pp. 335-355. ISSN 1534-4843

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    An appraisal of recent reviews of the literature on management development demonstrates the existence of a number of perspectives on the topic, and this lack of a uniform approach has contributed to confusion about the subject. This article examines a series of recent and existing literature reviews on the topic of management development. It reviews existing and current syntheses of the management development literature and typological models of management development. The aim of the article is to critically analyze these reviews, with the intention of providing an overview of what has been written about management development during the past 25 years. The article unearths core issues and trends that have emerged in the various “literatures” and provides a synthesis of the concepts and paradigms that emerge from these research literatures. The metareview concludes by proposing a framework/model, within which contributions to the literature on management development can be placed.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: management development; executive education; management learning; human resource development;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 11250
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    Depositing User: Dr. John G. Cullen
    Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2019 13:53
    Journal or Publication Title: Human Resource Development Review
    Publisher: Sage Publications
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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