Managers Learning in Action by David CoghlanManagers Learning in Action by David Coghlan

Managers Learning in Action

EditorDavid Coghlan, Tony Dromgoole, Pay Joynt

Hardcover | April 16, 2004

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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.

David Coghlanteaches organization development and action research at the University of Dublin, Trinity College.Tony Dromgooleis 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 Joyntis Professor of M...
Title:Managers Learning in ActionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.6 inPublished:April 16, 2004Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415323053

ISBN - 13:9780415323055


Table of Contents

Part I: Managers Learning in Action1. Learning to Change 2. Interorganisational Relationship Transformation in a Global Virtual Community 3. Taking Charge of a Mature Family Business 4. Whose Life Is It Anyway? Managing the Psychological Contract 5. A Managers' Model for Assessing and Understanding 360 Degree Survey Feedback Effects on Teams 6. Rejuvenating a Mature Service Organisation 7. Improving Influence and Performance in a Multinational Subsidiary 8. Living Up to Expectations: Unexpected Possibilities, Unexpected Benefits 9. The Dominant Factors for Creating Trusting Relationships between Supervisors and Subordinates in a Quasi-Government AgencyPart 2: Management Learning, Research and Education10. Developing Managers not Analysts: Action Learning-Based Degree Programmes for Managers 11. Managers' Learnings in Action: The Scholar-Practitioner, Organization Development and Action Research 12. MBRR (Management by Research Results) 13. Managers as Learners and Researchers