The ‘Hetero-ethical’ Management Development Rationale

Cullen, John and Turnbull, R Sharon (2012) The ‘Hetero-ethical’ Management Development Rationale. Journal of Management Development, 31 (6). pp. 585-593. doi:10.1108/02621711211230876

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Purpose Lees's “ten faces” description of organizational rationales for investing in management development reflected a personal assessment which was not grounded in empirical data. Although frequently discussed and cited since, no critique of the model, or discussion of the ethics of organizational investment in management development, has been offered. The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact of the rationale of a management development programme, particularly on programme participants. Design/methodology/approach An ethnographic approach was utilized in the collection of data on reactions to the rationale for deploying a spiritual management development initiative in a large Irish services organization. Findings The research conducted on the programme found the programme's rationale to be “hetero‐ethical” in that it suggested multiple possible outcomes for participants which they were encouraged to identify and pursue on an individual level. Research limitations/implications The implications of this for participants and organizations are considered. Originality/value The concept of the hetero‐ethical rationale for management development, and its implications, are discussed and potential avenues for further research are identified. This concept differs from previous ones in that it considers how rationales for management are received and appreciated by participants.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Ineke Tijsma
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2015 13:35
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2023 15:58

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