The present project concerned the assessment of senior and middle level managers′ training needs by self‐report questionnaire, and the link between such identified needs and managers′ preferences for training strategies. It was found that senior‐and middle‐level managers rated the degree of training they needed as less than their supervisors rated for their positions. Self‐reported training needs could be described by an overall general management dimension, whereas managers′ preferred training strategies were separate and specific. Managers′ preferred training strategies and attitudes towards training were not related to their training needs.
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