Management Learning introduces the context and history of management learning and offers a critical framework within which the key debates can be understood. The book also provides an incisive discussion of the values and purpose inherent in the practice and theory of management learning, and charts the diverse external factors influencing and directing the processes of learning. The volume concludes with a look forward towards the future reconstruction of the field.

From Management Education and Development to the Study of Management Learning

From management education and development to the study of management learning

The world in which we live is an emergent world, it is humankind on the move …. Humanity is in a great collective learning process…. The difficulties people seem to have when they are asked to perceive the world, and thus also human society — and, not least, themselves — as processes in the making, are possibly connected with the difficulty of seeing themselves as precursors of an unknown and, in part, completely inconceivable future.

(Elias, 1995: 40)

Two contrasting approaches to management education and development have emerged since the 1960s. On the one hand, there is management education, a subset of higher education (HE), largely ...

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