Aplicar liberalmente

Hacia un modelo liberal de educación gerencial Howard Thomas defiende la integración de las artes liberales en la educación gerencial, de modo que el énfasis de los planes de estudio existentes en la perspicacia tecnológica y analítica se equilibre con las aptitudes de pensamiento crítico e inteligencia ética necesarias para el juicio administrativo

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What should business schools be for?

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September 2019 Howard Thomas and Kenneth Starkey report on a new initiative that looks to business schools to re-orient themselves to a challenging new future. Much has been written about the future of the university, diagnosing management and business education either as a symptom of the decline of higher-education values or as a tonic for…

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Africa: the management education challenge

How will the competitive environment in African management education evolve over the next 10 years? By Howard Thomas, Michelle Lee, Lynne Thomas and Alex Wilson The research evidence for this second volume of Africa: The Management Education Challenge is based primarily on around 40 in-depth, face-to-face, semi-structured interviews lasting about two to three hours. The interviewees were drawn from…

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What is the European management school model?

Over the last ten to fifteen years the identity, importance and legitimacy of European management schools has been strongly established in the context of the ‘business of business schools’ writes Howard Thomas. Recent research undertaken with Fernando Fraguiero1 has demonstrated how schools such as INSEAD, IMD, LBS and Warwick have positioned themselves as international business…

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Does Africa Need an “African” Management Education Model?

Howard Thomas, Michelle Lee, Lynne Thomas and Alexander Wilson ask if Africa can (and should) develop its own style of management education The African approach to management education has been shaped by a range of environmental, cultural, contextual and regional characteristics. Africa is by any measure a massive, multi- cultural, multi-lingual continent offering the promise…

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Dynamic Capabilities & the Business School of the Future

Business schools need to focus more clearly on their dynamic capabilities in order to re-invigorate and re-develop themselves and their students. If business schools are to be persuaded to embrace the strategic management concept of dynamic capabilities (which we believe they need to do), two perspectives are involved: First, a review of the most relevant,…

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