“Internationalism” – what it means and how to teach it, is a subject that dominates the pages of this issue. Ulrich Hommel and his co-authors kick off proceedings (page 6) by acknowledging that internationalisation is a high-priority issue for business schools but wondering if they are reacting to it in the right way. On page 26, Howard Thomas and is co-authors continue their survey of the global state of business and management education with a revealing analysis of the sector in Latin America. Meanwhile, on page 16, Mark Smith describes the opening salvoes of a new international competitive skirmish – recruiting, managing and developing the best doctoral students in business and management. The examination of the global standing of business and management education concludes with a look at one of the world’s toughest markets – the Middle East and North Africa – and perhaps one of the most ingenious approaches (page 34) to how to be global – by staying at home.
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