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Development management as reflective practice

Abbott, Dina; Brown, Suzanne and Wilson, Gordon (2006). Development management as reflective practice. Journal of International Development, 19(2) pp. 187–203.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jid.1323
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Abstract

This paper examines development management through the reflections of development managers themselves. They are seen to grapple with the global and local contexts that frame their actions; with operationalising their individual values and ethics about development; and with issues concerning inter-personal and inter-organisational relationships. The paper argues that such reflections potentially form the basis of transformations in learning and development practice. However, for this to happen development managers have to embed their reflections within their work, and conceptualise their relations with other stakeholders beyond operational management challenges towards joint learning opportunities.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0954-1748
Keywords: development management; reflective practice; learning; sensemaking; stakeholder participation
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
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Item ID: 4621
Depositing User: Gordon Wilson
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:52
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/4621
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