John Burgoyne

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John Burgoyne is Emeritus Professor of Management Learning at the University of Lancaster. He is a Visiting Professor at University Campus Suffolk (jointly owned by the University of East Anglia and Essex University), and an Associate of Ashridge Management College and Henley Business School.

 

A psychologist by background he has worked on the evaluation of management development, the learning process, competencies and self-development, corporate management development policy, career formation, organisational learning, knowledge managing, the virtual organization and leadership.

 

He is concerned to apply ideas from research to the practical reconstruction of contemporary organisations through management, leadership and organisation development, and the evaluation of initiatives in this area.

He is particularly interested in working with organisations that wish to use the formulation and implementation of Corporate Management Development Policy, and the evaluation of its implementation as a cornerstone of their efforts to create their futures. His research interests have recently returned to evaluation, and his current focus is evaluation led management education and development policy and practice. He has been, and still is, interested in learning organisation approaches, and now this includes the application of network theory in all these areas.


Between 2000 and 2002 he undertook a two year secondment as Policy Research Consultant to the Council for Excellence in Management and Leadership, a Government sponsored independent inquiry into the development and utilization of management and leadership talent.

 

His recent books and publications include:

 

Hirsh, W., Tamkin, P., Garrow, V., and Burgoyne, J. (2011). Evaluating Management and Leadership Development, New Ideas and Practical Approaches: Key research findings. Brighton, Institute of Employment Studies: 28.

Burgoyne, J. (2011) Evaluating Action Learning: A Perspective Informed by Critical Realism. Action Learning in Practice 4th Edition. Gower. Aldershot. Ed. Pedler, M.

Burgoyne, J. (2011) Action Learning: A Pragmatic and Moral Philosophy. Action Learning in Practice 4th Edition. Gower. Aldershot. Ed. Pedler, M.

Dickenson, M., Pedler, M., and Burgoyne, J. (2011). Chapter 8: The Future of Learning: Insights and Innovations from Executive Development Virtual Action Learning – A New Frontier? THE FUTURE OF LEARNING: Insights and Innovations from Executive Development. Voller, S., Blass, E., and Culpin, V., London, Palgrave Macmillan: 88-105.

Burgoyne, J. (2010) Evaluating Action Learning: A Critical Realist Complex Network Theory Approach. Action Learning: Research and Practice, 7 (3) 239-251

Pedler, M., Burgoyne, J. G., & Boydell, T. (2010) A Managers Guide to Leadership. Second Edition. McGraw-Hill. Maidenhead. pp 319.

Dickenson, M. , Burgoyne, J., and Pedler, M. (2010) Virtual action learning: practices and challenges Action Learning: Research and Practice, 7 (1) 59 — 72

Burgoyne, J. (2010). Chapter 3 Crafting a Leadership and Management Development Strategy. In: Gower Handbook of Leadership and Management Development. J. Gold, Thorpe. R., and Mumford, A. . Aldershot, Gower.