Title: The development of managers' knowledge and skills
Author: Douglas Hague
Address: Chairman, Metapraxis Ltd, Hanover House, Coombe Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, KT2 7AH, UK; Former Chairman of the Economic and Social Research Council
Abstract: The author argues that more management education is needed. The information technology (IT) revolution is presenting challenges to managers, in terms of new products and new means of producing them, of how businesses are organized, and of how markets are evolving. The UK can be helped to realize the positive potential of IT – new jobs, higher incomes and an improved competitive position – through improving the education and training provided to its managers. This can be achieved through improved collaboration between management trainers and business itself, and through providing training at various points during a manager's career.
Keywords: UK; United Kingdom; management education; information technology; training; manager knowledge; manager skills; collaboration.
Int. J. of Technology Management, 1987 Vol.2, No.5/6, pp.699 - 710
Available online: 27 May 2009