A Review of Action Learning Literature by Alan Mumford is published on the GAJAL website:
Introduction to the article:
"A previous review of Action Learning Literature appeared in Management Bibliographies & Reviews, Vol. 11 No. 2, 1985. This second review covers articles and books published since that date and does not revisit previous literature.
The previous review covered a field essentially opened up by Reg Revans' book Developing Effective Managers published in 1971. The additional volume of literature in the nine years since 1985 compared with the previous 14 years testifies to the growing impact of action learning at least as far as written comment is concerned. As the articles referred to below show, there is now more information on activities outside Belgium and the UK which provided almost entirely the experiences available in 1985. There has been an extension too beyond some of the original ideas of Revans, although at the time of writing he is still not only alive but also presenting the message about action learning. "