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dc.contributor.authorMowles, Christopher
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-23T16:12:34Z
dc.date.available2018-03-23T16:12:34Z
dc.date.issued2017-11-01
dc.identifier.citationMowles , C 2017 , ' Experiencing uncertainty – on the potential of groups and a group analytic approach for making management education more critical. ' , Management Learning , vol. 48 , no. 5 , pp. 505-519 . https://doi.org/10.1177/1350507617697868
dc.identifier.issn1350-5076
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85033799069
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/19933
dc.descriptionThis document is the Accepted Manuscript. The final, definitive version of this paper has been published in Management Learning, November 2017, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1350507617697868. Published by SAGE Publishing. All rights reserved.
dc.description.abstractThis article points to the potential of methods derived from group analytic practice for making management education more critical. It draws on the experience of running a professional doctorate for more experienced managers in a university in the UK over a 16 year period. Group analysis is informed by the highly social theories of S.H. Foulkes and draws heavily on psychoanalytic theory as well as sociology. First and foremost, though, it places our interdependence at the heart of the process of inquiry, and suggests that the most potent place for learning about groups, where we spend most of our lives, is in a group. The article prioritises three areas of management practice for which group analytic methods, as adapted for research environment, are most helpful: coping with uncertainty and the feelings of anxiety which this often arouses; thinking about leadership as a relational and negotiated activity, and encouraging reflexivity in managers. The article also points to some of the differences between the idea of the learning community and psychodynamic perspectives more generally and the limitations of group analytic methods in particular, which may pathologise resistance in the workplace.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofManagement Learning
dc.subjectUncertainty
dc.subjectGroups
dc.subjectSH Foulkes
dc.subjectcritical management studies
dc.subjectReflexivity
dc.subjectcomplexity
dc.titleExperiencing uncertainty – on the potential of groups and a group analytic approach for making management education more critical.en
dc.contributor.institutionHertfordshire Business School
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research on Management, Economy and Society
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
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