Management learning and the corporate MBA : situated or individual?
Legge, Karen, Sullivan-Taylor, Bridgette and Wilson, David C.. (2007) Management learning and the corporate MBA : situated or individual? Management Learning, 38 (4). pp. 440-457. ISSN 1350-5076Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1350507607080577
The perceived failure of full-time MBAs to foster 'situated learning' has given rise to a new form of MBA programme, the Corporate MBA, which in theory, aims to correct this deficiency. The very rationale of CMBAs and their differentiating feature from open programme MBAs, is the development of situated learning. This article is based on an in-depth study of four CMBA programmes in three different types of business school: the university based, non-university based and the hybrid. Using qualitative data derived from 40 in-depth interviews and from open ended survey questions, we examine how the outcomes sought by individual participants, business schools and sponsoring organizations and the relationships that developed between these stakeholders either facilitate or hinder situated learning. The data indicate a lack of situated learning in two of the three cases studied. Explanations far the lack of learning focus primarily around the incompatible interests Of Participants, business schools and sponsoring organizations. Suggestions for future research are presented.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Management Learning|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Official Date:||September 2007|
|Number of Pages:||18|
|Page Range:||pp. 440-457|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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