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ERIC Number: EJ801483
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-0309-0590
Management Development in New Zealand
Ruth, Damian
Journal of European Industrial Training, v31 n1 p52-67 2007
Purpose: To give an overview of prevalent views on and practices in management development in New Zealand. Design/methodology/approach: Employs a questionnaire, mainly Likert-scale, to interview human resource managers and line managers in 86 companies in New Zealand. The research model and instrumentation is based on existing research on management development in Europe. Findings: Many of the tensions and inconsistencies exhibited between assumptions and practices and a variance of views indicate that at national level management development is rather incoherent and further research would be justified. For example, it is widely assumed that experience makes a good manager, but mentoring is rated lower than external courses as a source of development. There are often substantial disparity of views between HR managers and line managers. Practical implications: Firms wishing to develop coherent management development processes could be guided by the disparities revealed in this research. Originality/value: This research is the first step towards international comparative data on management development for New Zealand, and the model allows for direct comparison with existing European data. (Contains 12 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand