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Reinventing competency-based management education and training : forging a strategic alliance between the enterprise and Australia's quest for world competitive performance


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Bowles, M. S.(Marcus Stuart),1962- 1996 , 'Reinventing competency-based management education and training : forging a strategic alliance between the enterprise and Australia's quest for world competitive performance', Research Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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This thesis has a genesis in frustration over why so many managers in Australia are either
neglecting skills development or receiving education and training that is substantially divorced
from the competencies required within their enterprise performance context.
Outside normal research and literature review this thesis is based around material drawn from
two sources. This includes personal experience derived since 1990 from working with
enterprises and government bodies implementing training reform, and access to personal or
contemporary records held by members of those bodies involved in managing training reform.
What results is a study fundamentally influenced by the different perceptions held by enterprise
executives interested in business success and those individuals managing training reform.
Competency-based management education and training forms the central theme in this thesis.
It serves to focus the exploration of the translation of management theory into developing the
effective manager during a period of national training reform. This is not a search for a new
theory of competency-based management education and training. Rather it is a search for a
better understanding of how we can reinvent existing approaches to produce managers that can
effectively achieve enterprise performance requirements.
Through reinventing what exists the thesis illustrates it is possible to better integrate national
training reform efforts with the sourcing of management education and training required by
enterprises to achieve business success. This finding confirms the need to move debate from
the actual process of reform (means) to a more collaborative basis concerning the perceived
benefits (ends) sought by all participants. One such end advanced is the search for
competitiveness; in both the local and global marketplace.

Item Type: Thesis - Research Master
Authors/Creators:Bowles, M. S.(Marcus Stuart),1962-
Keywords: Competency-based education, Occupational training, Management
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Thesis (MEd)--University of Tasmania, 1996. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 176-183)

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