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The impact of culture and religion on leadership and management training: a comparison of three continents

The impact of culture and religion on leadership and management training: a comparison of three continents

Liu, Jonathan and Wilson, Jonathan (2011) The impact of culture and religion on leadership and management training: a comparison of three continents. Journal Pengurusan, 33. pp. 29-36. ISSN 0127-2713

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Abstract

The role of training and education in the development of senior management and leaders is critical to the long-term development of organisations. This paper seeks to explore and discuss the methods used for training and developing senior and executive managers across: Africa, China, Europe and the Middle East. The paper outlines the methods used to identify training needs, selection of trainers and trainees, curriculum development and implementation of delivery.

The paper further considers the evaluation criteria used to gauge the success of training in meeting training needs and provides an insight into the challenges faced by course designers and deliverers. The paper uses evidence collected over a five-year period between 2005-2009 on groups of senior managers and executives receiving training in the UK, sponsored by both British and other national governments. The paper has found little difference in the manner in which curriculum has been developed and how trainees are selected. However, the training needs and the identification of trainers have shown differences in approach and selection. Whilst there is evidence to suggest that training needs have been met, this is only in the short term and long-term needs are yet to be addressed. Furthermore, in support of long-term objectives, the ability to recognise and accommodate religion and culture remain areas necessitating further understanding.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] This paper was presented at the Malaysia-Indonesia International Conference on Economics, Management and Accounting 2010 (MIICEMA 2010), with theme 'Regional Development in an Era of Global Innovation Economy,' held 25-26 November 2010, National University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Paper was published in proceedings. [2] Paper won 'Best Paper' in the Management track.
Uncontrolled Keywords: leadership, management, training, religion, cross-culture
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:12
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/4616

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