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Innovation, design and delivery of MPA programmes for public leaders and managers in Europe

Benington, John; Hartley, Jean; Neilsen, J. C. Ry and Notten, Ton (2008). Innovation, design and delivery of MPA programmes for public leaders and managers in Europe. International Journal of Public Sector Management, 21(4) pp. 383–399.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1108/09513550810880250
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to analyse three innovative Master’s programmes designed for public and voluntary sector managers across three EU countries.

Design/methodology/approach – The paper compares similarities and differences between the programmes in order to shed light on the “innovation journey” which the authors took in establishing these programmes, and on the distinctive pedagogies which have been designed and developed to help address the complex dilemmas and challenges facing public and voluntary sector managers in the three countries.

Findings – The paper draws on theories of innovation and entrepreneurship to illustrate how these programmes were created, and how both new curriculum content and new approaches to pedagogy had to be developed.

Originality/value – The paper addresses the current and future learning needs of these public and voluntary service managers.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN: 0951-3558
Keywords: professional education; Europe; innovation; public sector organizations; Master of business administration
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 36813
Depositing User: Beryl Ridgway
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2013 09:37
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2018 20:44
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/36813
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