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Avoiding the valley of death in educating strategists

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Billions of dollars and hundreds of millions of hours are invested every year in executive education. However, much of this investment dies in a familiar “Valley of Death” (VoD) wherein what is learned in the classroom is not applied when the strategist returns back to work. Based on 30 in-depth interviews and live observation, we investigate the architecture of an executive education program designed to avoid the VoD. In the observed program, senior partners of a strategy consulting firm, an...

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10.1016/j.lrp.2020.102000

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Saïd Business School
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Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Long Range Planning More from this journal
Volume:
54
Issue:
3
Article number:
102000
Publication date:
2020-07-05
Acceptance date:
2020-05-19
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ISSN:
0024-6301
Language:
English
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1105565
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pubs:1105565
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2020-05-20

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