Do teachers of management "Practice what they preach"?

McElvaney, John 2009, Do teachers of management "Practice what they preach"?, International review of business research papers, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 174-183.

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Title Do teachers of management "Practice what they preach"?
Author(s) McElvaney, John
Journal name International review of business research papers
Volume number 5
Issue number 1
Start page 174
End page 183
Total pages 7
Publisher World Business Institute
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2009-01
ISSN 1837-5685
1832-9543
Keyword(s) management-teaching
Summary This paper reports on the teaching of management units and examines the teaching practices inline with the management and in particular the leadership and motivation techniques and theories that are taught in these units. The theory challenges the notion that many management academics “Practice what they Preach”. In a dynamic environment that cries out for Transformation Leadership, Transactional management is often the norm. The findings highlight that academics especially management executive academics do “Practice what they Preach” and this counters the argument by some Theory ‘X’ academics that students have an inherent dislike of work and will avoid it if they can. Leading to the only way to get most students to work and study is they must be coerced, controlled, directed, threatened with punishing with bad marks or failure. (McGregor 1960 p34)
Language eng
Field of Research 130203 Economics, Business and Management Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 910402 Management
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2009
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30016640

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: Faculty of Business and Law
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