New development: The emerging role of a 'learning partner' relationship in supporting public service reform

Hesselgreaves, Hannah, French, Max, Lowe, Toby, Hawkins, Melissa, Wheatman, Amy, Martin, Mike and Wilson, Rob (2021) New development: The emerging role of a 'learning partner' relationship in supporting public service reform. Public Money & Management. pp. 1-4. ISSN 0954-0962 (In Press)

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As public services face the limits of existing approaches to public management, emerging practices are highlighting the importance of continuous learning and service reform. While many approaches, methods and aids for learning exist, managers embracing complexity are making use of relational resources to scaffold their learning capacity-building. This article introduces the idea of ‘learning partnerships’: a set of nested learning relationships between public managers, consultants, and researchers and academics, which extends the literature on academic–practitioner collaborations and builds a relational mechanism for learning into the action learning action research (ALAR) and learning organization genres.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: action research, consultancy, complexity, collaboration, learning organizations, partnerships, public management, systems
Subjects: N100 Business studies
N200 Management studies
N300 Finance
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2021 12:46
Last Modified: 31 May 2021 14:39

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