Introducing competence‐based management development: a case study of a university‐hospital partnership

Paul Smith (Paul Smith is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Business and Management at the University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, UK.)

Journal of Workplace Learning

ISSN: 1366-5626

Publication date: 1 September 2000

Abstract

The British National Health Service (NHS) has experienced a number of changes in management over the last 20 years resulting in management development becoming a greater priority. Consequently, hospitals and other NHS organisations have rapidly introduced competence‐based management development programmes for their staff. This paper reports in depth on a case study of a partnership between a hospital trust and a university to introduce competence‐based management development to NHS managers. It evaluates the management development programme at a hospital trust over a four‐year period and concludes with a discussion of the benefits and problems of the partnership approach and highlights lessons that providers of management education could draw from them.

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Citation

Paul Smith (2000) "Introducing competence‐based management development: a case study of a university‐hospital partnership", Journal of Workplace Learning, Vol. 12 No. 6, pp. 245-251

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DOI

: https://doi.org/10.1108/13665620010343514

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MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited

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