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Which goals should participants set for effective management development

Brown, Travor and McCracken, Martin (2010) Which goals should participants set for effective management development. Journal of General Management, 35 (4). pp. 27-44. [Journal article]

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This paper is designed to critique the goal setting literature, with particular emphasis on the effectiveness of different types of goals for successful transfer in management development programmes. In reviewing the literature, particular focus was given to goal interventions used in education, training and skill acquisition settings over the last 20 years and how these studies have advanced the understanding of knowledge transfer from management development programmes. Overall, the evidence suggests that the traditional result (or distal outcome) based goals are ill-suited for effective transfer and instead management development scholars and practitioners should use the newer forms of goal setting (e.g. proximal plus distal, behavioural and learning) to facilitate transfer.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Ulster Business School > Department of Management and Leadership
Ulster Business School
Research Institutes and Groups:Business and Management Research Institute
ID Code:16011
Deposited By: Dr Martin McCracken
Deposited On:01 Feb 2012 16:08
Last Modified:07 Mar 2013 10:08

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