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Human Resource Management International Digest

ISSN: 0967-0734
Incorporates: Management Development Review

Online from: 2002

Subject Area: Human Resource Management

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Pharmaceutical company blends learning for global general managers: Training supports key employees throughout their careers


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Title:Pharmaceutical company blends learning for global general managers: Training supports key employees throughout their careers
Source:Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 20 Iss: 1
pp:21 - 24
Keywords:Curriculum development, Globalization, Leadership development, Managers, Peer mentoring, Pharmaceutical industry
Article type:Case study
DOI:10.1108/09670731211196016 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Abstract:

PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to describe a blended-learning approach to global general manager (GM) development at an international pharmaceutical company.

Design/methodology/approachThe reasons for the training are explained, the form it takes and the results it has achieved.

FindingsThe paper advances the view that participants' diverse backgrounds make it essential to use multiple learning approaches, including e-learning, classroom instruction and social networking.

Practical implicationsThe role of an advisory council is highlighted in helping to ensure that the learning has significant impact and is supported on the job. By supporting the development of a bio-technology culture, the training is helping the company to develop innovative medicines that can help patients to prevail over serious diseases.

Originality/valueThe paper provides plenty to interest people charged with developing “leaders of leaders” on a global scale.



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