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The Handbook of Mentoring at Work: Theory, Research, and Practice brings together the leading scholars in the field in order to craft the definitive reference book on workplace mentoring. This state-of-the-art guide connects existing knowledge to cutting-edge theory, research directions, and practice strategies to generate the “must-have” resource for mentoring theorists, researchers, and practitioners. Editors Belle Rose Ragins and Kathy E. Kram address key debates and issues and provide a theory-driven road map to guide future research and practice in the field of mentoring. Key Features Takes a three-pronged approach: Organized into three parts—Research, Theory, and Practice. Breaks new theoretical ground in a time of change: The theory section extends the theoretical horizon by providing perspectives across related disciplines in order to enrich, enliven, ...

An International Perspective on Mentoring
An international perspective on mentoring

This chapter takes two perspectives that are different from the others in the handbook. First, it explores the development of mentoring outside North America, where’ in Europe at least’ it has taken a very different route much closer to what Fletcher and Ragins (see Chapter 15, this volume) describe as “relational mentoring.⇝ Second, whereas almost all the evidencebased literature about mentoring emanating from the United States begins with an academic exploration of relationship phenomena and leads to drawing conclusions about practice, in Europe, the emphasis has been on identifying good practice (what works and doesn't work) and initiating subsequent quantitative or qualitative empirical investigation to elucidate underlying theory.

I begin by describing my personal practice and how ...

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