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The Appropriation of Theories, Ideas, Concepts and Models by Management Practitioners

Robinson, Laurence, Ross, Catharine ORCID: and Francis-Smythe, Jan (2009) The Appropriation of Theories, Ideas, Concepts and Models by Management Practitioners. In: Research Focus One Day Conference Leadership & Management, 19 May 2009, University of Worcester. (Unpublished)

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Using qualitative analysis and a critical incident methodology the proposed paper will present the findings of an investigation into the role that the more formal, more academic ideas, theories, concepts and models about management play in the decision-making processes of practitioners.

The work that will be presented will:

Both present and highlight some of the limitations of the established theory in this area of interest
Consider the relevance of some established theory from disciplines other than business and management
Detail the findings of the first phase of the fieldwork that has been undertaken with senior managers from a variety of organisations, representing all sectors of the economy
Highlight some of the currently unresolved issues that will form the basis of the second phase of the research

The presentation should be of particular interest to those who are ‘specialists’ in the fields of either occupational psychology, or business and management. However ‘non-specialists’ should also find both that the material is accessible and that it resonates with their life experiences.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: Research Focus Conference, management, leadership, decision making process
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > Worcester Business School
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Depositing User: Janet Davidson
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2009 09:08
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2024 13:57

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