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The Development of Management and Leadership Capability and its Contribution to Performance: The evidence, the prospects and the research need John Burgoyne, Wendy Hirsh and Sadie Williams

Research Report RR560

Research Report No 560

The Development of Management and Leadership Capability and its Contribution to Performance: The evidence, the prospects and the research need John Burgoyne, Wendy Hirsh and Sadie Williams

The views expressed in this report are the authors’ and do not necessarily reflect those of the Department for Education and Skills. © Lancaster University 2004 ISBN 1 84478 286 7

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

This report has been written by John Burgoyne, Wendy Hirsh and Sadie Williams as members of the Management and Leadership Development Research Network. This group consists of researchers concerned with the topic of this research. Other members have made specific contributions. Chris Mabey has provided a special input on nature and effects of corporate management development. Kim James, David Beech, and Lew Perren have provided special reviews on corporate management and leadership development strategies, leadership and the development of management and leadership capability in small and medium enterprises respectively. The general approach to the project, locating specific studies, drawing conclusions from these, and the judgements about useful future research priorities have been informed by discussions in the network group and comments by its individual members as the review has progressed. The members not already mentioned are: Kamal Birdi, Richard Bolden, Johnathan Gosling, Jim Hillage, Matias Ramirez, Penny Tamkin, Marc Thompson, Stephen Watson and Stephen Wood.

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1: Executive Summary........................................................................................1 2: Introduction ....................................................................................................6 3: The Nature and Current State of Management and Leadership Capability ............................................................................................................9 Chapter overview...................................................................................................................9 3.1 The population of managers and leaders in the UK ......................................................10 3.2 Management and leadership capability .........................................................................11 3.2.1 Changing ideas about management and leadership ................................................11 3.2.2 Competencies and frameworks...............................................................................14 3.2.3 Issues in relation to management skills and competencies.....................................16 3.2.4 Ethnic minority groups in management and leadership and gender differences ....17 3.3 Management and leadership development: current state, recent and future trends.......18 3.3.1 Volume and nature of management and leadership development in the UK .........18 3.3.2 Trends in management and leadership development..............................................21

4: Does Management and Leadership Development Enhance Performance? .............................................................................................................................25 Chapter overview:................................................................................................................25 4.1 Management and leadership capability and national performance................................27 4.1.1 Does management and leadership affect national productivity? ............................27 4.1.2 Does the UK have a management skills shortage?.................................................28 4.2 Management and leadership development capability, management and leadership development and organisational performance...
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