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ERIC Number: EJ1178448
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1941-3432
MBA Program in Paris: A Cross-Cultural Joint Venture
Delaunay, Christian J.; Torrisi, C. Richard
Research in Higher Education Journal, v34 May 2016
A Paris based MBA program has been set up as a for profit joint venture between a French entrepreneur and a U.S. University to be the first American style global MBA program delivered in English by primarily US faculty in Paris. Three directors headed the Paris Program in the first three years of operations while the U.S. University was led by three different Deans. The last Paris director resigned and the partners are threatening legal action. Both financial and cross-cultural management issues have generated internal conflict and student concerns. Pierre Martin is the latest University envoy. The case depicts the evolution of the Paris program from its inception to the beginning of the fourth year of operation. The case is presented from the perspective of a faculty member who is sent to Paris to direct the program after three years of severe strains in the management of the Paris joint venture. It examines the potential management/leadership conflicts and issues in a cross border joint venture in a service industry. As the new director arrives in Paris in July, he realizes no student has been accepted for the October starting MBA program. He finds internal memos on a computer hard disk, which reveals serious issues with the joint venture.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: France (Paris); United States
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