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Leadership development in SMEs: An action learning approach

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Journal publication date2009
JournalAction Learning: Research and Practice
Journal number3
Volume6
Number of pages22
Pages243-264
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

In this paper we evaluate an action learning-based, leadership development programme designed for founders and leaders of growth-oriented, entrepreneurial small to medium-sized enterprises. Based on in-depth, qualitative interviews with participants on one cohort, undertaken two years after completion of the seven-month programme, we demonstrate that by viewing action learning as an ethos that informs practice, it can contribute to the process of effective leadership development with identifiable personal and business outcomes.