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Marquardt, Michael J. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
Action learning was introduced into China less than 20 years ago, but has rapidly become a valuable tool for organizations seeking to solve problems, develop their leaders, and become learning organizations. This article provides an historical overview of action learning in China, its cultural underpinnings, and five case studies. It concludes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Educational History, Cultural Context
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Soffe, Stephen M.; Marquardt, Michael J.; Hale, Enoch – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2011
Recent scholarship and the news media have identified a lack of critical thinking and ethical behavior in the business world. These deficiencies have led to faulty decision-making, ineffective planning, and frequent organizational dysfunction. This situation has focused attention on both practitioners in the field of business and on the university…
Descriptors: Business Administration, Critical Thinking, Ethics, Synthesis
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Leonard, H. Skipton; Marquardt, Michael J. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2010
For the past 50 years, organizations and individuals around the world have reported success in their use of action learning programs to solve problems, develop leaders, build teams and transform their corporate cultures. However, very little rigorous research has been conducted to determine the effectiveness of action learning. The authors…
Descriptors: Conflict, Experiential Learning, Doctoral Dissertations, Program Effectiveness