Recasting the 'technologies' of outdoor management development: An interpretivist perspective on the tools, models and processes used in the field

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/337332
Title:
Recasting the 'technologies' of outdoor management development: An interpretivist perspective on the tools, models and processes used in the field
Authors:
Stokes, Peter; Moore, Neil; Hickman, Mark; Scott, Peter; Rowland, Caroline A.
Abstract:
This paper investigates the models and tools commonly engaged in outdoor management development (OMD). The paper employs an interpretive methodology engaging participant observation and narrative techniques. A number of OMD providers were studied and this generated a rich body of data which is relayed and examined in the text. In spite of extensive theoretical contemporary debates and developments in wider human resource development domains, the study identifies that many practitioners working in experiential course settings continue to engage a predominantly positivistic, well–rehearsed, over–used, and indeed ageing, collection of models. The paper identifies linear and modernistic assumptions on which such models are predicated. OMD is a relatively longstanding form of training which continues to be used by a large number of individuals. The phenomenon therefore merits attention so as to better determine the social implications of the approach. The paper offers an original and innovative consideration of the tools generally employed in OMD programmes.
Affiliation:
University of Chester ; University of Chester ; University of Central Lancashire ; Liverpool John Moores University ; University of Chester
Citation:
Journal for Global Business Advancement, 2013, 6(4), pp. 299-317
Publisher:
Inderscience Publishers
Journal:
Journal for Global Business Advancement
Publication Date:
13-Dec-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/337332
DOI:
10.1504/JGBA.2013.058275
Additional Links:
http://www.inderscience.com/link.php?id=58275
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This article is not available through ChesterRep.
ISSN:
1746-966X
EISSN:
1746-9678
Appears in Collections:
Chester Business School

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dc.contributor.authorStokes, Peteren
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Neilen
dc.contributor.authorHickman, Marken
dc.contributor.authorScott, Peteren
dc.contributor.authorRowland, Caroline A.en
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-17T15:24:38Z-
dc.date.available2014-12-17T15:24:38Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-13-
dc.identifier.citationJournal for Global Business Advancement, 2013, 6(4), pp. 299-317en
dc.identifier.issn1746-966X-
dc.identifier.doi10.1504/JGBA.2013.058275-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/337332-
dc.descriptionThis article is not available through ChesterRep.en
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates the models and tools commonly engaged in outdoor management development (OMD). The paper employs an interpretive methodology engaging participant observation and narrative techniques. A number of OMD providers were studied and this generated a rich body of data which is relayed and examined in the text. In spite of extensive theoretical contemporary debates and developments in wider human resource development domains, the study identifies that many practitioners working in experiential course settings continue to engage a predominantly positivistic, well–rehearsed, over–used, and indeed ageing, collection of models. The paper identifies linear and modernistic assumptions on which such models are predicated. OMD is a relatively longstanding form of training which continues to be used by a large number of individuals. The phenomenon therefore merits attention so as to better determine the social implications of the approach. The paper offers an original and innovative consideration of the tools generally employed in OMD programmes.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInderscience Publishersen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.inderscience.com/link.php?id=58275en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to J. for Global Business Advancementen
dc.subjectoutdoor management developmenten
dc.subjectpositivismen
dc.subjectmodernismen
dc.subjectnarrativeen
dc.subjectinterpretivismen
dc.subjecthuman resource developmenten
dc.subjecttrainingen
dc.subjectsocial implicationsen
dc.titleRecasting the 'technologies' of outdoor management development: An interpretivist perspective on the tools, models and processes used in the fielden
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1746-9678-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chester ; University of Chester ; University of Central Lancashire ; Liverpool John Moores University ; University of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalJournal for Global Business Advancementen
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