ERIC Number: EJ816531
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Commentary on "Management Education and the Base of the Pyramid"
Rosile, Grace Ann
Journal of Management Education, v32 n6 p782-791 2008
This commentary asks some critical questions concerning the article "Management Education and the Base of the Pyramid" included in this special issue. Are "bottom of the pyramid" (BOP) multidisciplinary action project (MAP) students prepared to critically assess the impact of their interventions beyond a narrow definition of profit in complex and unfamiliar political and economic contexts? Are these projects exporting an appearance of wealth that is realized only for a small minority of those at the very top of the pyramid? Some reported examples of this pedagogy appear to be clear success stories, especially when the BOP approach is based on the BOP variant called the "BOP Protocol." With self-reflexive critical awareness, the positive potential of BOP MAP approaches to management education may be enhanced.
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Management Development, Business Administration Education, Reader Response, Interdisciplinary Approach, Poverty, Poverty Programs, Curriculum Evaluation, Rhetorical Criticism, Social Problems
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