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Title: Participants strategies in management learning events : an ethnographic study of five bank training programmes
Author: Al-Maskati, Huda H.
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 1995
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This thesis builds on the previous work of Fox (1987) who investigated the experiences of managers in a British university's business school. It extends the previous work, however, by moving to the industry's arena to investigate the experiences of participants in five bank training programmes. This work uses ethnographic methods to understand the experiences of the different participants and links the experiences of the learner-managers to those of the instructors in the same programmes in a model of strategies. Presenting how both learners and instructors coped with their situations in the same thesis was thought to be important in order to present a more complete picture of how both parties influence each other and how they are both influenced by the different contexts the training programmes were embedded in. The results point to the factors which influenced importance of the contextual how the participants (both learners and instructors) approached their different tasks of learning and/or instructing. They also acknowledge the importance of the latent functions of training programmes. These observed training programmes could be perceived as 'institutional learning events' which did not only serve as 'learning events', they also served other functions for the individual, the organisation, and the wider society.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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