Management, Education and Competitiveness: Europe, Japan and the United States, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Management, Education and Competitiveness

Europe, Japan and the United States, 1st Edition

Edited by Rolv Petter Amdam


284 pages

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Globally two processes are striking about modern management education. Firstly, management education is changing rapidly to meet new challenges from business and governments and to improve competitiveness. Secondly, management education has become one of the fastest growing areas in higher education.

Management Education and Competitiveness provides a wide overview, including studies by scholars in nine countries in Europe, Japan and the United States. It examines how countries have developed different national courses in spite of strong influence from the American system of management education. It also examines the links between education and business. This collection of essays will be invaluable to managers and professionals in educational research and business administration.


'Amdam's book contains a prudently written collection of histories of management education. It fills gaps in our historical knowledge of one of the most ambivalent academic disciplines in the university' - Management Learning

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