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The Challenge to Western Management Development

International Alternatives, 1st Edition

Edited by Julia Davies, Mark Easterby-Smith, Sarah Mann, Morgan Tanton


264 pages

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Originally published in 1989. Given the increasing amount of economic competition at a global level, the quality and provision of management education is coming under very close scrutiny in a large number of countries, both in developing countries where management is relatively new, and in developed countries where it is more established.

This book aims to enable debates within any one country to be placed within a wider context. It is based on eighteen contributions from experts in countries around the world who review the state of management education and the problems and priorities that are currently faced.

Anyone concerned about the future of management education in any one country – whether they be policy makers or workers within the system – will find this book of particular value. It will also be extremely useful for the discerning clients of management development not because it gives a guide to individual institutions or courses, but because it contextualises many of the key issues and choices involved in the provision and use of management education.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part One: The Historical Context; 1. Is the Western Model Inevitable? A Model of the Development of Management Education Morgan Tanton and Mark Easterby-Smith; Part Two: The Challenges Generated by Cross-Cultural Transfer; 2. Strategic Choices in Management Education: The Bahrain Experience Ibrahim S. J. Al-Hashemi and George K. Najjar 3. Grounding Management Education in Local Research: A Latin American Experience Carlos Dávila 4. Cultural Dynamics and Management Development N.S Gupta 5. The Impact of Local Culture and Attitude on Organisational Effectiveness in Algeria Boufeldja Ghia and Phillip C.T. Willey 6. Lessons from Evaluation in Africa for External Funding Bodies Robert Youker 7. The Cultural Context of Leadership Actions: A Cross-Cultural Analysis Peter B. Smith, Tayeb Monir, and Mark F. Peterson; Part Three: The Challenges Generated by Social and Political Change; 8. Incentives for Management in China: The Economic Responsibility System Chen Wen Ya 9. An Evolutionary Account of Management and the Role of Management Development in China Qui Xu-yao, Yu Ke-Chun and Xu Chan-Min 10. Reconciling the East and the West: Management and Management Education in Turkey Esin Ergin (nee Ahmet) 11. Management Education for Developing Entrepreneurship in Hungary Magdolna Csath 12. Corporate Social Awareness and Responsibility: Implications for Management Education in Hong Kong Joseph N. K. Tam; Part Four: The Challenges Generated by Questioning Current Practice; 13. The Promotion of Effective Management Development John Wallace 14. Some Limitations in the Western Model of Executive Training: A Case Study Dag Bjorkegren 15. Management Development in a British Multi-National David Ashton 16. Mixed National Training Programmes: Some Unintended Consequences Rae Andre 17. Redesigning Resources: Turning the Minimum into the Optimum Ronald F. Clarke 18. Management and Organisational Development in Bulgaria John Wallace, Evka Razvigorova, Jack Kalev and George Boulden; Basic Statistics; Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Management

The 53 volumes in this set, originally published between 1955 and 1996, draw together research by leading academics in the area of management and provides a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volumes examine management techniques, managing for profit and non-profit organisations, and management training and development. This set will be of particular interest to students of Business Studies.

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