Developing leadership and management capability for the future of an industry

Becker, Karen L., Short, Tom, & Stehlik, Tom (2009) Developing leadership and management capability for the future of an industry. In Beaumont, Nicholas (Ed.) 23rd Annual Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (ANZAM 2009), 1-4 December 2009, Southbank, Melbourne.

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The importance of having effective managers in an organisation who possess both management and leadership abilities is rarely questioned. However, should we be taking this a step further and looking to the challenge of leadership within an industry sector? The rail industry in Australia faces a challenging future: an aging workforce, geographical spread, privatisation and corporatisation, plus particular issues of industry image and culture. This paper reports the findings of an exploratory study into the current approaches to leadership and management development in the Australian rail industry. It discusses critical issues facing the sector and outlines some theoretical approaches to addressing these issues.

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ID Code: 29131
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Human Resource Development, , , Learning and Development, Capability and Competency
ISBN: 1863081577
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Please consult the authors.
Deposited On: 08 Dec 2009 01:43
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 14:42

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