Management development in Denmark: policy and practice viewed from the perspective of managers

Camilla Leth, Anne-Mette Hjalager, Henrik Holt Larsen

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This report contains the major results from a study of management development in Danishorganizations. The study is part of a European research project with participation ofDenmark, the U.K, France, Norway, Rumania, Spain, and Germany. The project is part ofthe so-called Leonardo program the purpose of which is to further cross-countrycompetence development and collaboration within the European educational sector. Thefirst phase of the project is a quantitative interview study of one hundred organizations ineach of the participating countries. The second phase consists in qualitative case studiesin selected organizations in each of the countries. In Denmark one hundred and oneorganizations have participated in the study.Identical questionnaires and interviews are conducted in all of the mentioned countries andthe huge amount of data is analyzed in each country and across countries. The findingswill be published in books, journals and newspaper articles. Hopefully the findings of thelarge European project will thus affect the way in which educational institutions andorganizations manage the `Europeanization' of management development.The present report solely describes significant findings from the questionnaire studyconducted in Denmark. Two hundred and two managers have participated, that is two fromeach organization. We thank the contributing organizations without which it would not havebeen possible to generate this picture of management development in Danishorganizations.The Department of Organization and Industrial Sociology at the Copenhagen BusinessSchool is the Danish partner in the project. The project has been conducted by CamillaLeth in collaboration with Ilse Kristensen, Mette Gundersen and Lea Green under thesupervision of Henrik Holt Larsen. Anne-Mette Hjalager has contributed to the preparationof the report.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationKøbenhavn
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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