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The Challenge of Management Development in North America in the 1990s

W.J. Heisler (Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Virginia, USA)
Philip O. Benham (Manufacturers' National Bank of Detroit, USA)

Journal of Management Development

ISSN: 0262-1711

Article publication date: 1 February 1992



Proposes a broader framework for management development which includes education, training and planned job assignments. Within this framework, the major challenges confronting management development in the 1990s are seen as: linking development efforts to the organization′s strategic plan: utilizing job assignments more effectively to build management skills; improving the transferability of training and educational experiences to the job, and developing more collaborative business‐university relationships (e.g. consortia) to meet the development needs of specific industries and organizations better.



Heisler, W.J. and Benham, P.O. (1992), "The Challenge of Management Development in North America in the 1990s", Journal of Management Development, Vol. 11 No. 2, pp. 16-31.




Copyright © 1992, MCB UP Limited

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