Home List of Titles Managing to educate or educating to manage: global management education in focus
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- Managing to educate or educating to manage: global management education in focus
- Salmon, Gilly
- In the late 1990s societal structures, cultures and experiences are being shaped and changed in association with Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). I will briefly review predictions about the future for businesses and organisations, their managers and the processes of learning to manage. These include: globalisation and the growth of 'info-business'; the nature of work, management education and business schools/ ideas of knowledge and its construction; the impact on distance and lifelong learning (itself an 'info-business'); ICTs and multi-media applications and their educational potential I will then look at the responses to date from the providers of management education. To what extent is there a match? Commercial enterprises are recognising the potential -- are we ready? Currently there is much potential, much rhetoric, much experimentation but not yet a high level of effective collaboration or satisfaction. I offer as a case study, that of the Open University Business School- the largest in the UK - which teaches entirely through a well-rehearsed, high quality distance learning methodology. How are we accommodating learning to manage within the focus of global management education? How have we defined the parameters, killer applications and the changes in institutional and innovation processes? What is next? I offer some answers based on our experience in the 1990s and yet more speculations!
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- Conference paper
- Proceedings of the International Telematics in Education Conference, Joensuu, Finland, 23-24 September 1998 / T. Kosunen and M. Viiri (eds.)
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- Distance education; Distance learning; Global management education; ICTs; Information and communication technologies; Management development; management education
- North Karelia University of Applied Sciences
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- Copyright © 1998.
- Peer reviewed