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Leadership development in SMEs: An action learning approach

Leitch, Claire and McMullan, Christel and Harrison, Richard (2009) Leadership development in SMEs: An action learning approach. Action Learning: Research and Practice, 6 (3). pp. 243-264. ISSN 1476-7333

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    Abstract

    In this paper we evaluate an action learning-based, leadership development programme designed for founders and leaders of growth-oriented, entrepreneurial small to medium-sized enterprises. Based on in-depth, qualitative interviews with participants on one cohort, undertaken two years after completion of the seven-month programme, we demonstrate that by viewing action learning as an ethos that informs practice, it can contribute to the process of effective leadership development with identifiable personal and business outcomes.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Action Learning: Research and Practice
    Uncontrolled Keywords: action learning ; leadership ; small firms ; evaluation
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
    Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Management Learning & Leadership
    ID Code: 55481
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 29 Jun 2012 09:42
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 19 Dec 2013 16:55
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/55481

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