Research Summary

Towards Relevance and Rigor: Executive Education as a Lever in Shaping Managerial Practice and Faculty Research

by Michael L. Tushman


This project, in collaboration with Charles O'Reilly (Stanford), explores the impact of different executive education program designs on managerial learning and actions, organizational outcomes, as well as faculty research. We are exploring the extent to which action-learning executive education program design permits business schools to have accentuated impacts on managerial as well as organizational outcomes. We also explore the extent to which the collaborative relations central to action-learning workshop design facilitates enhanced faculty teaching and research. Finally, we are exploring boundary issues associated with action-learning executive education workshops.