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Pedagogical Advances In Business Models At Business Schools: In The Age Of Networks, Peter Lorange, Howard Thomas Aug 2016

Pedagogical Advances In Business Models At Business Schools: In The Age Of Networks, Peter Lorange, Howard Thomas

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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to focus on potential advances in pedagogy and on the process of learning in business schools. It examines innovations in teaching and learning methods particularly in the context of networked organizations. Design/methodology/approach – It approaches, and examine the impact of, three key developments in business schools, namely, recent advances in IT, changes in the architecture of classrooms and learning spaces and advances in the way teaching is undertaken. Findings – The paper suggests that a blend between self-learning via distance approaches and face-to-face learning will increasingly become the norm. Face-to-face sessions might be ...


Dynamic Capabilities And The Business School Of The Future, Howard Thomas, Peter Lorange, Jagdish Sheth Oct 2014

Dynamic Capabilities And The Business School Of The Future, Howard Thomas, Peter Lorange, Jagdish Sheth

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Business schools need to focus more clearly on their dynamic capabilities in order to re-invigorate and re-develop themselves and their students.


Implementing Liberal Management Education Through The Lens Of The Other, Thomas Estad, Stefano Harney, Howard Thomas May 2014

Implementing Liberal Management Education Through The Lens Of The Other, Thomas Estad, Stefano Harney, Howard Thomas

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The purpose of this paper is to explore the prerequisite conditions for implementing a liberal management education and for fostering ethical students using examples from the core curriculum at Singapore Management University (SMU). Beginning with a reading of the Carnegie Foundation's Rethinking Undergraduate Business Education: liberal learning for the professions (2011), the paper examines the contribution and limits of the findings and recommendations before discussing the place of the liberal arts in the modern university and describing a case study of liberal management education in process at SMU. It concludes with a reading of the work of Emmanuel Levinas ...


Management Education: The Path Behind And The Road Ahead, Howard Thomas May 2014

Management Education: The Path Behind And The Road Ahead, Howard Thomas

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Despite these identity struggles and occasional moments of crisis, business schools have grown in popularity over the years and are resilient to fluctuations in the economy.


Future Scenarios For Management Education, Howard Thomas, Michelle P. Lee, Alexander Wilson May 2014

Future Scenarios For Management Education, Howard Thomas, Michelle P. Lee, Alexander Wilson

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Business schools are facing unprecedented challenges, ranging from financial sustainability in some quarters to waning demand for the MBA to the potentially disruptive impact of massive open online courses. Given these challenges, how might the future of management education unfold? The purpose of this paper is to better understand how leaders in management education perceive these challenges and their likely impact on the evolution of the field. The authors conducted in-depth interviews with 39 experts, the majority of who were in leadership positions at business schools. Each of these in-depth interviews was tape-recorded, transcribed and then content-analysed. The authors asked ...


Business School Evolution: Media Insights And The Future Outlook, Gillian Goh, Michelle P. Lee, Howard Thomas Jan 2013

Business School Evolution: Media Insights And The Future Outlook, Gillian Goh, Michelle P. Lee, Howard Thomas

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Over the last two decades business schools and management education have received much attention in the media – witnessed by the boom in media rankings and the myriad topics discussed. Global events, such as the global financial crisis, have often been the precipitator of intense scrutiny of management education and calls for its reform.


Environmental Influences: Reflections On The Globalization Of Management Education, Arnoud De Meyer Apr 2012

Environmental Influences: Reflections On The Globalization Of Management Education, Arnoud De Meyer

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Globalization of management education seems to have become the natural way to go for management and business schools. Almost every week one can find in the specialized press another announcement about an overseas campus, a new international partnership or a major research tie up. But announcing an international venture is easy, implementing is the challenge. The purpose of this paper is to provide some advice on how to implement globalization. This paper is based of the author's own experience with INSEAD, the University of Cambridge and Singapore Management University, as well as his observations of many other business schools ...


What Is The European Management School Model?, Howard Thomas Jan 2012

What Is The European Management School Model?, Howard Thomas

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The article discusses the important role of the European Foundation of Management Development (EFMD) in positioning and influencing business schools in Europe. It highlights the effort of the organization in ensuring internationalization and corporate link to high quality management education in business schools. It also mentions the success of the European management schools in emphasizing international character and being agents in the transformation of management education.


A Sustainable Model For Business Schools?, Kai Peters, Howard Thomas Jan 2011

A Sustainable Model For Business Schools?, Kai Peters, Howard Thomas

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The article looks at the condition of business model of business schools, and presents the views of the authors on its instability in terms of finance and unsustainability. It explores the financial drivers of business schools, both on the income and expenditure sides, as well as highlights the areas of distinct concern for business school finances. The sources of funding for business schools are discussed.


Socialization And The Business School, Stefano Harney Apr 2007

Socialization And The Business School, Stefano Harney

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There is a new phase in the generalization of management capacities, but contrary to the assumptions of critical management educators, the investment in the business school has not been to socialize more students into this generalized management, but to seek the principle of generalization in these students themselves as part of a struggle between capital and labour. Using the insights of autonomist feminist theorists, this article attempts to analyse why critical management education has been unable to find a new object appropriate to this new generalization of management, and speculates on what the critical and political benefits might be of ...