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ERIC Number: EJ893763
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 26
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1060-9393
Business Education as a Social Institution: New Challenges and Old Limitations
Shabanova, Marina
Russian Education and Society, v52 n8 p44-69 Aug 2010
Hardly had the young Russian institution of upper-level business education (the MBA) had time to develop and become established when it confronted a number of serious challenges, among them the world financial crisis, which has served as a kind of intellectual test for business schools in Russia. Today they are vigorously renovating the programs offered to take account of the "crisis component" and are looking for constructive ways to adapt and survive under the new conditions. Another challenge is primarily Russia's own: it is linked to more deep-seated, institutional shifts in Russia's business environment and the level of professionalism in the business community. These factors have led to the emergence of a new wave of entrepreneurs and managers who have come into business during a time that is more advantageous than the free-for-all period of the initial accumulation of capital. In this article, the author discusses the specific challenges which confront the MBA institution of business education in Russia and examines the significant impact of the entry of the new generation of businesspeople into the MBA business on student make-up and expectations. (Contains 1 figure, 11 tables and 11 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Russia