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ERIC Number: EJ1080061
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0883-2323
To Be or Not to Be… a Profession: Management Education and Its Discontents
Asik-Dizdar, Ozen
Journal of Education for Business, v90 n8 p443-450 2015
The author discusses the criticisms directed at management education and argues that the causes of today's problems are rooted in the apparent disconnect between management academics and practitioners. It starts with an examination of management education and its discontents from past to present. Then, existing problems are analyzed in the categories of (a) relevance, (b) analytical versus soft skills, and (c) legitimacy. It is asserted that the problems can be overcome when management scholars and practitioners reconcile and exert their joint efforts on redefining management as a professional discipline. Suggestions are offered as to how to carry out this endeavor.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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