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ERIC Number: EJ816535
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5629
Piercing the Bubble: How Management Students Can Confront Poverty in Colombia
Rosenbloom, Al; Cortes, Juan Alejandro
Journal of Management Education, v32 n6 p716-730 2008
This article describes the current relationship between management education in Colombia and the efforts of the management program at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB) in Medellin to reduce local poverty. The article uses the metaphor of "the bubble" to illustrate how social class, family socialization, and the current UPB management curriculum insulate management students from thinking about and interacting with the poor in Medellin. Based on the authors' experiences, five interventions are described that (a) integrate the issue of poverty more meaningfully throughout the management curriculum and (b) pierce this bubble within which UPB management expect to live their entire professional lives. (Contains 1 note.)
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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: Colombia