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Anderson, Lisa; Gold, Jeff – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2009
In this paper we consider the construction of narrative identity and particularly how managers of small businesses may construct new narrative identities within the activity of the action learning situation. We build on recent work to suggest that the "world" of managers can be explored through a consideration of Vygotsky's socio-cultural theory…
Descriptors: Small Businesses, Experiential Learning, Administrators, Identification
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Gold, Jeff; Anderson, Lisa; Clarke, Jean; Thorpe, Richard – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2009
This paper considers the work of the Russian social philosopher and cultural theorist, Mikhail Mikhailovich Bakhtin as a source of understanding for those involved in action learning. Drawing upon data gathered over two years during the evaluation of 20 action learning sets in the north of England, we will seek to work with the ideas of Bakhtin to…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Group Dynamics