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Another step up the ladder or another foot in the grave? Re-evaluating the role of formal and informal training in the career development process within Barclays Bank, 1945–80

Hollow, M and Vik, PM 2016, 'Another step up the ladder or another foot in the grave? Re-evaluating the role of formal and informal training in the career development process within Barclays Bank, 1945–80' , Management and Organizational History .

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Abstract

This paper uses a combination of archival sources and oral testimonies to evaluate the role that training (both internal and external) played in determining the promotion prospects of those employed by Barclays Bank during the post-World War II era. In addition to this, it also looks at the extent to which less formal training and learning practices continued to play a role in the career development process within Barclays. Ultimately, what it suggests is that, whilst moves certainly we re made to modernize and formalize the Bank’s staff development program during this period, there continued to be a strong attachment to many of the conservative and paternalist assumptions that had been dominant in the years prior to World War II.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Journal or Publication Title: Management and Organizational History
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 1744-9359
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: PM Vik
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2016 09:11
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2016 10:05
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/40010

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