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ERIC Number: EJ797848
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5629
Complexity: A Frontier for Management Education
Axley, Stephen R.; McMahon, Timothy R.
Journal of Management Education, v30 n2 p295-315 2006
This article critiques the mechanistic grounding of traditional management education and proposes complexity science as a fitting explanatory model for an age of complexity, contributing timely and important educational content and instructional processes to management education. It highlights some of those contributions and reviews instructional methods exemplifying key features of complex adaptive systems and suggesting the value in harnessing natural tendencies of systems by working in harmony with them. The article concludes with a consideration of issues facing teachers who contemplate teaching in accordance with the implications of complexity science. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A