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Dr

Mark Loon

  • Senior Lecturer/REF Champion
  • Email: Email: m.loon@bathspa.ac.uk
  • School or Department: Bath Business School
  • Campus: Newton Park
  • Office: CM229
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Personal statement

Dr Mark Loon is a faculty member of Bath Business School. He holds a PhD and a DBA. His MBA specialism was Finance. His expertise is in organizational behaviour and his primary research area is in the use of technology in learning and teaching in higher education, learning in the workplace, higher order thinking dispositions, and leadership development.

His secondary research area is within the organizational context that includes organizational learning and change, dynamic capabilities and business model innovation. He has published in various academic journals such as the Journal of Managerial Psychology, as well as practitioner reports and books such as with the CIPD.

He is currently the Chair of the British Standards Institute's Human Capital Standard Sub-Committee on developing International HRM Standards (representing the UK on the International Standard Organization’s Technical Committee) and the Deputy Vice Chair of the Programmes and Qualifications committee within the University Forum on Human Resource Development.

He is also an Associate Editor with The International Journal of HRD Practice, Policy and Research, and the Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences. Prior to academia, he was in management consulting, working for firms such as Cap Gemini, Ernst & Young and KPMG. He had his own company in Sydney, Australia providing consulting and business analysis services to clients such QBE, AMP, Morgan Stanley and the University of Sydney. He has counted the governments of Malaysia and Indonesia as clients.

He is trained in Six Sigma at Black Belt level. In addition to the UK, he has taught in Australia, France and Kazakhstan. He established an adventure tourism portal in Malaysia with two business partners.

Academic qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Australia)

  • Thesis title: The Effect of Higher Order Thinking Dispositions, Job-Related Learning and Creativity on Innovation Behaviour.

Doctor of Business Administration (Australia)

  • Thesis title: A Cognitive and Behavioural Model in Job-Related Learning: An Empirical Test of a Proposed Model.

Master of Business Administration (UK)

  • Specialisation: Finance

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education(UK)

Bachelor of Arts (USA)-Final year cumulative GPA 3.9/ 4.0.

Professional memberships

  • Higher Education Academy (Senior Fellow)
  • British Academy of Management (Member)
  • Academy of Management, US (Member)
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (Academic Member)
  • Institute of Management Consultants Australia (Member).

Past membership with the Chartered Management Institute and the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences.

Other external roles

  • Chair of the Human Capital Standards Committee with the British Standards Institute (BSI) representing the UK in the International Standards Organisation’s (ISO) 'Technical Committee (TC) 260'
  • Council Member, British Academy of Management Council, Management Knowledge and Education Committee
  • Deputy Vice Chair – Programmes and Qualifications Committee, the University Forum for Human Resource Development (UFHRD)
  • Editorial Board Member, Human Resource Development Review Journal (ISSN: 15344843)
  • Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences - Emerald Publishing ISSN: 1026-4116)
  • Associate Editor of the International Journal of Human Resource Development Practice, Policy and Research published by the UFHRD and the International Federation of Training and Development Organisation (IFTDO)
  • External Examiner, Bournemouth University, MSc Professional Development
  • Expert, drafting panel on ISO 3041 committee in Knowledge Management.

Journal article reviewer:

  • The International Journal of Human Resource Management, Routledge (ISSN 0958-5192)
  • Human Resource Development International, Taylor and Francis (ISSN 1367-8868)
  • Leadership & Organization Development Journal, Emerald (ISSN: 0143-7739)
  • Journal of Further and Higher Education, Routledge (ISSN: 0309-877X)
  • International Journal of Management Education, Elsevier (ISSN: 1472-8117)
  • Management Research Review, Emerald Publishing (ISSN: 2040-8269)
  • Worcester Journal for Learning and Teaching, University of Worcester (ISSN 2024-8032).

Funding reviewer:

  • British Academy Management small grant.

Conference paper reviewer:

  • 2017: Academy of Management: HRM and Management Knowledge and Education streams
  • 2017: British Academy of Management Conference. Knowledge and Learning
  • 2017: UFHRD Lisbon: Learning and Teaching and HRD Stream
  • 2016: UFHRD Manchester. Learning and Teaching and HRD Stream
  • 2015: UFHRD Cork Ireland Scholarly Practitioner Research/Teaching and Learning Stream
  • 2015: British Academy of Management Conference. Track 16: Organizational Psychology.

Past roles and board/ committee membership:

External examiner/ advisor: Learning and teaching

  • Chester University: Business management undergraduate programme
  • Southampton Solent University: Business management undergraduate programme
  • Staffordshire University (programme validation panel): FdA Leadership & Management, FdA Human Resource Management and FdA Organisational Management
  • University of Wales Trinity Saint David: External advisor, validation of the MA/PG Diploma in Human Resource Management; MA/PG Diploma in Human Resource Development.

External examiner: Research

University of Salford:

  • External PhD examiner at the University of Salford for thesis titled: Factors Affecting Implementation of Quality Excellence Framework at a Senior Management Level in the Context of Dubai.

Research, funding and ethics:

  • Research mentor (University of Worcester)
  • External Bid Funding Lead (University of Worcester)
  • University of Worcester Joint Ethics Committee - Health and Sciences Research Ethics Committee (HSREC) and Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Research Ethics Committee (HASSREC)
  • Worcester Business School Research and Knowledge Transfer Committee (as External Bid Funding Lead).

Critical reader:

  • The Open University. For a learning and development module of a MSc HRM (B867) course including the topics of strategic approaches to learning talent development, learning and talent development in the workplace, the HRD professional, and coaching and mentoring.

Conference:

  • Stream Co-Lead in Learning and Teaching in HRD for University Forum for Human Resource Development 2016 and 2017 Conferences.

British Standards Institute:

  • Expert, drafting panel on a UK national standard on BS 76005 Code of Practice on Diversity and Social Inclusion with the BSI. Standard has been published
  • Expert, drafting panel on a UK national guide PD 76006 A Guide to Learning and Development with the BSI. Standard has been published.

Course leadership:

  • Undergraduate Business Management Course Group (University of Gloucestershire)
  • Certificate and Diploma in Management Studies (University of Gloucestershire).

Other roles:

  • Assessment Conduct Officer (University of Gloucestershire)
  • Link Tutor (University of Gloucestershire/ Warwickshire College)
  • University of Worcester Academic Board (representing Worcester Business School).

Areas of expertise

Mark’s notable achievements include:

  • 2017: Outstanding Paper in the 2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence for the paper “ Combinative aspects of leadership style and emotional intelligence” published in Leadership & Organization Development Journal
  • 2016: Successful publication of the following BSI/ ISO standards (Technical Committee (TC) 260):
  • Human resource management: Guidelines on human governance (BS/ ISO 30408_2016)
  • Human resource management: Guidelines on recruitment (BS/ ISO 30405_2016)
  • Human resource management: Vocabulary (BS/ ISO 30400_2016)
  • Human resource management: Workforce planning (BS/ ISO 30409_2016)
  • 2015: Awarded the ‘Highly Commended’ prize by the UFHRD for developing innovative teaching and learning resource (for a change management module)
  • 2011: Lead the accreditation attainment from the Chartered Management Institute for CMS/ DMS course
  • 2009: Nominated for the Excellence Award by Central Queensland University, Australia
  • 2008: Nominated for the Excellence Award by Central Queensland University, Australia
  • 2007: Australian Postgraduate Scholarship Award by the Australian Federal Government.
  • 1999: Awarded the Academic Excellence Award by Ottawa University. Obtained a GPA of 3.9/ 4.0 in final year.

Funding

  • University Forum for Human Resource Development Research Honorarium 2017 to examine undergraduates’ self-directed learning and development strategies using early career reflections, Value of £1,000
  • Erasmus teaching mobility grant ESDES School of Management (Université Catholique de Lyon). Value app. £1,050
  • University of Worcester project funding for five projects (2014/ 2015). Equivalent value of £39,187:
  • Blended learning: The use of computer-based simulation in 1) strategic management education and 2) in enhancing change management skills simulation
  • Business model innovation
  • Management competencies: A case study from a transition economy
  • Resources and capabilities for sustainable competitive advantage: An empirical study of the resource-based view of the firm
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Tender for a research project in investigating the drivers of change in Learning and Development. Funder: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Sole investigator (2014), app. £8, 300
  • Worcester Business School consultancy project in establishing the need and potential fit of the use of simulation games in the Business management course (2013/ 2014). Equivalent value of £1,300
  • Faculty of Business, Education & Professional Studies, University of Gloucestershire RAE Funding 2011/2012 for Simulation-enhanced teaching and learning, app. £1,200
  • Transversal Study Visit in 2012. Critical Thinking, Izmir, Turkey (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training; CEDEFOP), app. £1,000

Teaching specialism

Organizational behaviour;

  • Technology in learning and teaching in higher education
  • Learning in the workplace
  • Higher order thinking dispositions
  • Leadership development.

Strategic capabilities;

  • Organizational learning and change
  • Dynamic capabilities and business model innovation.

Research supervision

My areas of interest are in learning and development (L&D), strategic capabilities and business model innovation (BMI).

In L&D, I am interested in metacognition and higher order thinking dispositions.

In strategic capabilities, I am particularly interested in proposals that explore the microfoundations of organisational ambidexterity and paradox leadership.

My area of expertise also extends to business model innovation. In this area I welcome research that looks into using mechanism-based theorising as an approach in developing theory of and in BMI.

Doctorate (all successfully as principal supervisor/ Director of Studies):

  • Chik, R. (2016), Exploring the interrelationships amongst business model, technology and innovation, and their impact on organization performance – The case of entrepreneurial high technology small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Palm, A. (2015), The role of directors in corporate governance in product design risk management, University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Chu, R. (2011), A study on the relationships between ethical climate, trust in top management, affective commitment, job satisfaction, intention to leave and job performance in the construction industry, University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Lee, K. (2008), Antecedents of knowledge sharing behaviour: An empirical perspective, University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Kwa, W. (2007), An empirical study of the moderation effects of job-related knowledge on the effectiveness of charismatic and transaction leadership, University of Newcastle, Australia

Topics

  • Learning and development, specifically in higher order thinking dispositions and the development of leadership and followership
  • Strategic capabilities in particular organisational ambidexterity and adaptability
  • Business model innovation in emerging markets.

Preferred methods

  • Qualitative – thematic analysis, repertory grid
  • Quantitative – partial least squares
  • Secondary methods / approaches include the context-intervention-mechanism-outcome framework and mechanism-based theorising.

Research keywords

    Innovation
    Management Development
    Strategic Management

Media appearances

  • 2017: Invited to write a publicity article in HR Magazine on the publication of a standard on Diversity and Inclusion, and a Guide of Learning and Development as Chair of the UK’s International Committee
  • 2017: British Academy of Management community news about ISO Human Resource Management TC 260 plenary meeting in London and the start of a new standard in Engagement: www.bam.ac.uk
  • 2016: Interviewed for Recruiter Magazine on 21 Dec 2016 on views concerning the Diversity and Inclusion standard developed by the British Standard Institute
  • 2016: Interviewed for an article titled ‘What Apple Pies Teach you about Social Learning’ in People Management Magazine (CIPD), July Issue
  • 2015: Interviewed by the Training Journal in article titled: New CIPD qualifications and research in L&D set to shape the future of the profession (www.trainingjournal.com)
  • 2015: Press Release by the CIPD. Launch of report ‘L&D new challenges, new approaches’
  • 2014: Presentation title ‘L&D New Challenges, New Approaches’ at CIPD’s Leaders in Learning Network Event on 4 December, London
  • 2013: Appointment as Director/ Trustee of a charity, Furniture Recycling Project in Gloucestershire. In local paper Echo Gloucestershire, 4 Dec 2013.

Research and academic outputs

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Designing and developing digital and blended learning solutions
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Loon, M (2018) Designing and developing digital and blended learning solutions. CIPD, London. (Forthcoming)


Professional practice in learning and development: how to design and deliver plans for the workplace
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Loon, M, ed. (2016) Professional practice in learning and development: how to design and deliver plans for the workplace. Kogan Page, London. ISBN 9780749477424


Developing and delivering L&D solutions for international markets
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Ali, S and Loon, M (2016) 'Developing and delivering L&D solutions for international markets.' In: Loon, M, ed. Professional practice in learning and development: how to design and deliver plans for the workplace. Kogan Page, London, pp. 345-384. ISBN 9780749477424


Developing professional practice in L&D
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Loon, M (2016) 'Developing professional practice in L&D.' In: Loon, M, ed. Professional practice in learning and development: how to design and deliver plans for the workplace. Kogan Page, London, pp. 9-65. ISBN 9780749477424


Developing and using consultancy skills
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Sacks, R and Loon, M (2016) 'Developing and using consultancy skills.' In: Loon, M, ed. Professional practice in learning and development: how to design and deliver plans for the workplace. Kogan Page, London, pp. 151-206. ISBN 9780749477424


Using information, metrics and developing business cases for L&D
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Loon, M (2016) 'Using information, metrics and developing business cases for L&D.' In: Loon, M, ed. Professional practice in learning and development: how to design and deliver plans for the workplace. Kogan Page, London, pp. 104-150. ISBN 9780749477424


Designing and developing digital and blended learning solutions
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Loon, M (2016) 'Designing and developing digital and blended learning solutions.' In: Loom, M, ed. Professional practice in learning and development: how to design and deliver plans for the workplace. Kogan Page, London, pp. 247-300. ISBN 9780749477424


Understanding the context of L&D
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Bell, R and Loon, M (2016) 'Understanding the context of L&D.' In: Loon, M, ed. Professional practice in learning and development: how to design and deliver plans for the workplace. Kogan Page, London, pp. 66-103. ISBN 9780749477424


Strategic management simulation as a blended learning dimension: campus based students' perspectives
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Evans, J, Kerridge, C, Loon, M, Carr, J and Kendry, D (2012) 'Strategic management simulation as a blended learning dimension: campus based students' perspectives.' In: European Business Research Conference Proceedings 2012. Social Science Electronic Publishing, Rochester, NY. ISBN 9781922069092


Entrepreneurship education research in Nigeria: current foci and future research agendas
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Nuhu, L, Bell, R and Loon, M (2017) 'Entrepreneurship education research in Nigeria: current foci and future research agendas.' African Journal of Economic and Management Studies. ISSN 2040-0705 (Forthcoming)


The moderating effects of emotions on cognitive skills
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Loon, M and Bell, R (2017) 'The moderating effects of emotions on cognitive skills.' Journal of Further and Higher Education. ISSN 0309-877X


Knowledge management practice system: theorising from an international meta-standard
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Loon, M (2017) 'Knowledge management practice system: theorising from an international meta-standard.' Journal of Business Research. ISSN 0148-2963 (Forthcoming)


Innovation in the local context: a case study of BYD in China
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Quan, I, Loon, M and Sanderson, J (2017) 'Innovation in the local context: a case study of BYD in China.' International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management. ISSN 0219-8770 (Forthcoming)


Confluent learning in developing change management capabilities
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Loon, M (2016) 'Confluent learning in developing change management capabilities.' Journal of Organizational Behavior Education, 9. pp. 83-104. ISSN 2047-9999


Combinative aspects of leadership style and emotional intelligence
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Li, Z, Gupta, B, Loon, M and Casimir, G (2016) 'Combinative aspects of leadership style and emotional intelligence.' Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 37 (1). pp. 107-125. ISSN 0143-7739


A video analysis of intra- and interprofessional leadership behaviors within “The Burns Suite”: identifying key leadership models
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Sadideen, H, Weldon, S-M, Saadeddin, M, Loon, M and Kneebone, R (2016) 'A video analysis of intra- and interprofessional leadership behaviors within “The Burns Suite”: identifying key leadership models.' Journal of Surgical Education, 73 (1). pp. 31-39. ISSN 1931-7204


Reprint: Learning with a strategic management simulation Q2 game: a case study
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Loon, M, Evans, J and Kerridge, C (2015) 'Reprint: Learning with a strategic management simulation Q2 game: a case study.' The International Journal of Management Education, 13 (3). pp. 371-380.


The impact of critical thinking disposition on learning using business simulations
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Bell, R and Loon, M (2015) 'The impact of critical thinking disposition on learning using business simulations.' The International Journal of Management Education, 13 (2). pp. 119-127. ISSN 1472-8117


Affect-based effects of simulation games on learning
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Loon, M (2014) 'Affect-based effects of simulation games on learning.' Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching (9). pp. 50-63.


An investigation into the use of computer-based simulation games for learning and teaching in business management courses
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Loon, M (2014) 'An investigation into the use of computer-based simulation games for learning and teaching in business management courses.' Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching (9). pp. 108-116.


The use of a computer-based simulation game (CSG) for learning and teaching
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Loon, M (2014) 'The use of a computer-based simulation game (CSG) for learning and teaching.' Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching (9). pp. 132-138.


Campus based students' perspectives on strategic management simulation: a contextual study
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Evans, J, Kerridge, C and Loon, M (2013) 'Campus based students' perspectives on strategic management simulation: a contextual study.' World Journal of Social Sciences, 3 (2). pp. 12-24.


Transformational leadership and job-related learning
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Loon, M, Lim, Y.M, Lee, T.H and Tam, C.L (2012) 'Transformational leadership and job-related learning.' Management Research Review, 35 (3/4). pp. 192-205. ISSN 2040-8269


Knowledge sharing: influences of trust, commitment and cost
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Casimir, G, Lee, K and Loon, M (2012) 'Knowledge sharing: influences of trust, commitment and cost.' Journal of Knowledge Management, 16 (5). pp. 740-753. ISSN 1367-3270


Job-demand for learning and job-related learning: the moderating effect of need for achievement
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Loon, M and Casimir, G (2008) 'Job-demand for learning and job-related learning: the moderating effect of need for achievement.' Journal of Managerial Psychology, 23 (1). pp. 89-102. ISSN 0268-3946


Job-demand for learning and job-related learning: the mediating effect of job performance improvement initiatives
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Loon, M and Bartram, T (2007) 'Job-demand for learning and job-related learning: the mediating effect of job performance improvement initiatives.' International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, 7 (3/4). pp. 227-239. ISSN 1741-5160


Empowerment and service quality: the sequential mediating effects of affective commitment and work centrality
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Cai, W.J, Loon, M and Chan, C.K.T (2016) Empowerment and service quality: the sequential mediating effects of affective commitment and work centrality. In: 38th International Business Research Conference, Sydney, Australia, 21 – 23 November 2016.


Leadership, trust in management and acceptance of change in Hong Kong's Civil Service Bureau
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Cai, W.J, Loon, M and Wong, H.K (2016) Leadership, trust in management and acceptance of change in Hong Kong's Civil Service Bureau. In: 6th Global Business and Finance Research Conference, 27 - 29 October 2016, Taipei, Taiwan.


A systematic review of entrepreneurship education literature in Nigeria: where is the focus of research?
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Nuhu, L.Y, Loon, M and Bell, R (2016) A systematic review of entrepreneurship education literature in Nigeria: where is the focus of research? In: UFHRD 2016, Leadership, Diversity and Changing Practices in HRD in a Global Context, 8 - 10 June 2016, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK.


Innovation in the local context - a case study of BYD in China
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Loon, M (2016) Innovation in the local context - a case study of BYD in China. In: Asian Business & Management Special Issue and Conference 2016, Local Context and Challenges of Innovation in China, 11 - 12 April 2016, Queen Mary, University of London, London, UK.


An exploration of the use of coaching and mentoring in the supervision of doctoral students in UK university business schools
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Cook, J, Nichol, L and Loon, M (2015) An exploration of the use of coaching and mentoring in the supervision of doctoral students in UK university business schools. In: UFHRD 2015 16th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice, 3 - 5 June 2015, University College Cork, Ireland.


Confluent learning: using a design approach to develop cognitive abilities and enhance affective capacities through change management curriculum
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Loon, M and Nichol, L (2015) Confluent learning: using a design approach to develop cognitive abilities and enhance affective capacities through change management curriculum. In: 16th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice, 2 - 5 June 2015, Cork, Ireland.


Business model innovation: perspectives and foundations
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Loon, M (2015) Business model innovation: perspectives and foundations. In: Winter Global Business Conference, 2 - 3 February 2015, Tignes, France.


Rethinking the eclectic paradigm: explaining MNE e-commerce corporations' activity in the Chinese digital sector
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Loon, M (2014) Rethinking the eclectic paradigm: explaining MNE e-commerce corporations' activity in the Chinese digital sector. In: Academy of International Business 2014 Annual Meeting: Internationalization in the Information Age, 24 - 26 June 2014, University of Victoria, Vancover, Canada.


A study of implicit leadership theories among business & management undergraduate students
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Curtis, R, Williams, S and Loon, M (2014) A study of implicit leadership theories among business & management undergraduate students. In: 15th Internatioinal Conference on Human Development Research and Practice across Europe: HRD: Reflecting upon the Past, Shaping the Future, 24 - 26 June 2014, Edinburgh, Scotland.


Transformational leadership and job-related learning
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Loon, M and Lim, Y.M (2007) Transformational leadership and job-related learning. In: International Conference on Leadership in a Changing Landscape, 7 - 8 August 2007, University Tun Abdul Razak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Job-demand for learning, job-related learning and need for achievement
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Loon, M and Casimir, G (2007) Job-demand for learning, job-related learning and need for achievement. In: Asia-Pacific Academy of Management and Business Lecture Series, 5 - 8 March 2007, Asia-Pacific Academy of Management and Business, International Academy of Management and Business, and SIM University, Singapore.


The effects of higher-order thinking dispositions, job-related learning and creativity on innovation behaviour
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Loon, M (2016) The effects of higher-order thinking dispositions, job-related learning and creativity on innovation behaviour. PhD thesis, University of Newcastle, Australia.


A cognitive and behavioural model to job-related learning: an empirical test of a proposed model
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Loon, M (2006) A cognitive and behavioural model to job-related learning: an empirical test of a proposed model. PhD thesis, University of Newcastle, Australia.


L&D: the challenges, new approaches
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Loon, M (2014) L&D: the challenges, new approaches. CIPD, London.


How L&D can support organizations through business model innovation [webpage]
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Loon, M (2016) How L&D can support organizations through business model innovation [webpage]. Kogan Page.


How L&D can support organizations in developing dynamic capabilities and organizational ambidexterity [webpage]
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Loon, M (2016) How L&D can support organizations in developing dynamic capabilities and organizational ambidexterity [webpage]. Kogan Page.


How L&D can enhance sensemaking and sensegiving competencies [webpage]
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Loon, M (2016) How L&D can enhance sensemaking and sensegiving competencies [webpage]. Kogan Page.


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