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Management, Education and Competitiveness Europe, Japan and the United States

Edited By Rolv Petter Amdam Copyright 1996
    282 Pages
    by Routledge

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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.

    List of figures and tables List of contributors Preface 1. Introduction Rolv Petter Amdam Part 1: Different systems of management education 2. National systems versus foreign models in management education - the Norwegian case Rolv Petter Amdam 3. American influence on European management education - the role of Ford Foundation Giuliana Gemelli 4. Continuities in Dutch business education - engineering, economics and the business school Huibert de Man 5. Business studies and management training in Japan's economic development - an institutional perspective Tamotsu Nishizawa 6. Management training in a country in transition - the case of Slovenia Marjan Svetlicic and Andreja Cibron Part 2: Management education and business 7. Management education in Britain - a compromise between culture and necessity John F. Wilson 8. Do they mean business? An investigation of the purpose of the `new university' business schools in the United Kingdom Reva Brown, Sean McCartney and Jeff Clowes 9. The institutionalization of industrial administration in Norway 1950 - 1990 - consequences for education in business adminstration of engineering domination Haldor Byrkjeflot and Tor Halvorsen 10. Mercury's messenger - Swedish business graduates in practice Lars Engwall, Elving Gunnarsson and Eva Wallerstedt 11. Dinosaurs in the global economy? America's graduate business schools in the 1980s and 1990s Susan Aaronson 12. Managing management teams - a challenge for management education 13. Between academia and business - new challenges for today's modern business schools Peter Lorange


    Rolv Petter Amdam is Associate Professor of Business History at the Norwegian School of Management in Oslo. He developed this book whilst a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Reading. He is the co-author of Wealth of Contrasts: Nyegaard & Co - A Norwegian Pharmaceutical Company and co-editor of Crossing the Borders: Studies in Norwegian Business History

    '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