A Meta-Review of the Management Development Literature

Cullen, John and Turnbull, Sharon (2005) A Meta-Review of the Management Development Literature. Human Resource Development Review, 4 (3). pp. 335-355. doi:10.1177/1534484305278891

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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
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: management development; executive education; management learning; human resource development
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2014 11:04
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 21:27
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/293

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