This article is a synthesis of
consulting experience in managing the reality of the corporate university transition. It
provides an objective context for this development and outlines the nature of the
intellectual vacuum that exists between a company's strategic learning needs and the
provision available in the institutional intellectual supply chain.
The emergent role of
the corporate university in filling the gap is identified and a project management
approach that facilitates and administratively enhances a highly networked corporate
university development process is described.