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An Action Learning Programme for Supervisors

David Boddy (Senior Lecturer in Management Studies University of Glasgow, UK)

Journal of European Industrial Training

ISSN: 0309-0590

Article publication date: 1 March 1980



This paper describes a relatively unusual approach to the development of supervisors. The programme took place in a rapidly growing factory manufacturing semi‐conductors, and was designed for 24 supervisors of manual and non‐manual employees. The distinctive feature of this programme is that it was based upon the ideas of action learning. The significance of this is that action learning has tended to be associated with the development of senior managers, taking part in relatively expensive programmes.


Boddy, D. (1980), "An Action Learning Programme for Supervisors", Journal of European Industrial Training, Vol. 4 No. 3, pp. 10-13.




Copyright © 1980, MCB UP Limited

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