Challenges for the Theory and Practice of Business Coaching

  title={Challenges for the Theory and Practice of Business Coaching},
  author={Anna Blackman and Gianna Moscardo and David Emmanuel Gray},
  journal={Human Resource Development Review},
  pages={459 - 486}
Until recently, there has been little published systematic empirical research into business coaching. This article reports on a systematic, critical review of 111 published empirical papers investigating business coaching theory, processes, and outcomes. The present article identifies a significantly larger body of empirical research than covered in previous reviews and uses a Systematic Review methodology (SRm) to conduct a comprehensive review of the available empirical evidence into business… Expand

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