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ERIC Number: EJ763778
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3108
Learning from the Canadian Schools of Business
Coulter, Marjorie
Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, v11 n2 p40-45 Apr 2007
This paper reports on a study visit organised under the auspices of the AUA's UK/Canada Exchange Scheme, which provided an opportunity to visit the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary and the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) over a four-week period. As Canada and the UK demonstrate varying practices in higher education, the aim of the visit was to gain an understanding across the spectrum of activities within the two Canadian Schools of Business and to consider issues contributing to the successful provision of quality education. During the visit discussions were held with a wide range of senior management and academic staff. This gave an excellent opportunity to explore specific issues and examine administrative, managerial and policy issues. From the visit it was evident that the strong cultural ethos of enhancing the universities' reputation through the Business Schools' activities was of paramount importance. This common identity focused on being outward looking to embrace the business environment while simultaneously enhancing the Schools' marketability. The quest for excellence and the profiling of the universities' reputation engendered a sense of motivation emanating from senior management and dispersed throughout the Schools. The Canadian Schools of Business expressed the view that attracting high-calibre staff was critical in maintaining the status quo and enabled rigorous intellectual research to be consolidated through publications in world-class journals.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada