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ERIC Number: ED176607
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-17
Pages: 58
Abstractor: N/A
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University Management Education and Research in Canada: Some Unresolved Issues.
von Zur-Muehlen, Max
An historical overview of university management education and research in Canada is presented and issues relevant to the present status of management education and research opportunities are discussed. Management and administrative studies schools in Canada receive, on the average, about four percent of the operating budget of the university system. Although they account for over 12 percent of the undergraduate and graduate students, they employ less than five percent of the full-time faculty. The high student-teacher ratios in business schools severely limit the opportunity for research by faculty members. Although the number of doctoral students in business increased from 64 in 1970-1971 to 146 in 1977-1978, the number of degrees granted increased only from 4 to 12. The number of Canadians studying in the U.S. at the doctoral level in business decreased from 75 in 1969 to about 50 in 1978. Universities have limited admissions to business education programs in response to increased student interest in the programs. Financial support to the universities from the provincial governments generated by enrollment in business management schools has often been only partially allocated to the management schools for operating expenses. Canadian management schools are often unable to find qualified Canadian staff and increasingly rely on part-time faculty. It is suggested that (1) the federal government in Canada might increase its role in strengthening management education programs in Canadian universities and might encourage the private sector to assume a greater role in the management training field; (2) increased funding is needed for research on management; and (3) there is an urgent need to develop research methodology workshops for the management faculty. Special measures appear to be necessary to encourage Canadians to study management at the doctoral level in order to meet the demand for such graduates. (SC)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada