Management education, training and development of construction managers – will they ever learn?

Hurst, AG, 2009. Management education, training and development of construction managers – will they ever learn? DBA, Nottingham Trent University.

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Abstract

This thesis investigates the current state of education, training and development ofconstruction managers in the UK by undertaking three strands of research. The first research strand undertakes a longitudinal study to determine the structure of the UK construction industry, and how it has evolved into its present form. Using published Government reports the industry is analysed in terms of the levels and distribution of employment within the industry and the numbers, sizes and types of construction companies that comprise the construction industry. The second research strand comprises a study of the current state of education, training and development of construction managers amongst the top 150 UK construction companies. Research, using a postal questionnaire, is undertaken to establish, firstly, company policies and attitudes towards education, training and development of construction managers; secondly, company policies and attitudes towards links with higher education establishments; and thirdly, the extent of ICT availability to construction managers that could be used to support continuing education, training and development of those managers. Questionnaire responses were either cross-tabulated and subjected to statistical analysis using Chi-Square Tests and Symmetrical Measures to establish the statistical significance of the responses; or were ranked using Relative Importance Indices to determine company attitudes and preferences. The third strand of research comprises a desktop study of the continuing professional development (CPD) requirements of seventeen of the principal professional institutions serving the construction industry.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Hurst, A.G.
Date: 2009
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:34
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2016 11:17
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/161

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