Management learning - Theoretical perspectives LO44

Kent D. Palmer, Ph.D. (
Thu, 9 Feb 1995 18:20:07 EST-11


As a recent subscriber to the learning organisation network I am
interested in the types of theoretical paradigms that is driving this
concept. Has there, to anybody's knowledge, been any discussion in the
literature regarding the use of critical, radical (postmodernist?)
perspectives to conceptualise management development and learning.From my
work experience (in fairly bureaucratic organisations in the
U.K/Australia) I would suggest that managers need to 'reframe' their views
of employees if they are to encourage a learning environment, that is a
workplace that empowers indivuduals to be innovative, risk taking and free

Richard Winter
Monash University (Victoria)
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