Understanding Managerial Development: Integrating Developmental Assignments, Learning Orientation, and Access to Developmental Opportunities in Predicting Managerial Competencies

Academy of Management Journal 2009, Vol. 52, No. 4, 731-743.

14 Pages Posted: 26 Feb 2014

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Lisa Dragoni

Cornell University - School of Industrial and Labor Relations

Paul E. Tesluk

University of Maryland

Joyce E. A. Russell

University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business

In‐Sue Oh

Temple University - Department of Human Resource Management

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

Integrating the work experience, leadership development, and learning literatures, we developed and tested a model of managerial development linking experience in highly developmental assignments, a learning goal orientation, and access to developmental assignments. Based on multisource data on early-career managers, our results demonstrate that the developmental quality of managerial assignments has a positive association with end-state competencies that exceeds the association explained by tenure. Furthermore, we found that managers with stronger learning orientations, especially those with access to growth assignments, were more likely to be in developmental assignments and achieve higher levels of competence based on those experiences.

Suggested Citation

Dragoni, Lisa and Tesluk, Paul E. and Russell, Joyce E. A. and Oh, In-Sue, Understanding Managerial Development: Integrating Developmental Assignments, Learning Orientation, and Access to Developmental Opportunities in Predicting Managerial Competencies (2009). Academy of Management Journal 2009, Vol. 52, No. 4, 731-743.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2401083

Lisa Dragoni

Cornell University - School of Industrial and Labor Relations ( email )

Ithaca, NY 14853-3901
United States

Paul E. Tesluk

University of Maryland ( email )

College Park
College Park, MD 20742
United States

Joyce E. A. Russell

University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business ( email )

College Park, MD 20742-1815
United States

In-Sue Oh (Contact Author)

Temple University - Department of Human Resource Management ( email )

1801 Liacouras Walk
Alter Hall 343
Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.fox.temple.edu/mcm_people/in-sue-oh/

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