ERIC Number: ED432174
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jan-12
International Culture and Management Education: A Synopsis of the Literature.
This paper reviews the literature on the effects of international culture on management education. Morden (1995) notes that what works well in one country may be entirely inappropriate in another. Obaldeston (1993) explains that business schools must employ teaching faculty with international experience, enroll a high proportion of students from other nations, and use teaching materials based on international business. Finegold (1994) points out that in response to increasing questions about the usefulness of the MBA degree, U.S. institutions are re-engineering programs to integrate contemporary topics such as information technology and internationalization into the curriculum. Other authors provide specific criticisms of graduate business programs in the United States, noting that MBA programs focus on technical skills to the exclusion of communication and cross-cultural skills; do not teach leadership, creativity, and entrepreneurship; ignore the importance of group dynamics; lack integration and global perspective; demonstrate little innovation in instructional delivery; and have faculty with little or no real business experience. It is concluded that cooperative efforts between business schools, corporations, and outside agencies would improve graduate-level management education. (Contains 15 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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