Doctoral learning that leads to organisational and individual change.

Costley, Carol (2010) Doctoral learning that leads to organisational and individual change. Work Based Learning e-Journal, 1 (1). pp. 177-201. ISSN 2044-7868

Download (260kB)


There is a great deal of interest from managers in undertaking professional doctorates and many of these doctorates focus on their professional work. This study examines the learning that influenced personal and organisational change brought about by a professional doctorate that does not specialise in one particular subject discipline but is mainly concerned with generic work-based abilities. A research study using a grounded theory approach, suggests that the doctoral programme promotes personal credibility, capability and continuing development as well as specialist expertise. Issues relating to professional and academic approaches to knowledge are discussed particularly the autonomy and self direction that the university can allow to the candidate.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Institute for Work Based Learning
Item ID: 7587
Useful Links:
Depositing User: Devika Mohan
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2011 07:51
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:22

Actions (login required)

Edit Item Edit Item

Full text downloads (NB count will be zero if no full text documents are attached to the record)

Downloads per month over the past year