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Management Development: Strategy and Practice

Management Development: Strategy and Practice

Jean Woodall, Diana Winstanley

ISBN: 978-0-631-20840-2

May 1998, Wiley-Blackwell

302 pages

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Management Development is an essential text for master's level human resource management programs and for high level practitioners.
List of Figures.

List of Tables.

List of Exhibits.


Part I: The Purpose of Management Development.

1. Management Development: Purposes, Processes and Prerequisites.

2. Management Development and Organizational Strategy: Justifying and Evaluating the Business Focus.

3. Supporting Individual Managerial Careers.

Part II: Identifying Development Needs.

4. Understanding Managerial Work, Roles and Competences.

5. Methodologies for Analysing Managerial Roles and Competences.

6. Analysing Individual Development Needs.

Part III: Management Development Interventions.

7. The Managerial Learning Process and its Context.

8. Using Formal Off the Job Management Development.

9 Work-based Management Development Methods: Informal and Incidental.

Part IV: Meeting Different Management Development Needs.

10. Management Development for Professionals.

11. Management Development for Women.

12. Management Development for International Managers.

13. Executive Development and the Top Team.


  • Provides a strategic, practical and analytical approach to management development.

  • Encourages the reader to apply techniques and come up with their own solutions.