Latin America: Management Education's Growth and Future Pathways

Gabriela Alvarado
Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Mexico

Howard Thomas
Singapore Management University, Singapore

Lynne Thomas
Visual Counselling and Coaching, UK

Alexander Wilson
Loughborough University, UK

Product Details
15 May 2020
Emerald Publishing Limited
192 pages - 152 x 229mm
Latin American business schools have grown in scale and quality in recent decades, yet they have received a relatively low level of attention globally when compared to schools from other parts of the world. This book seeks to address this dearth of attention and provide an in-depth examination of management education in the region.

The book examines the main historical, cultural, social, political, and economic aspects of the Latin American continent and describes the evolutionary path of business education in the region until its current state. It analyzes and interprets the major events, key issues, impact of different actors, main changes, and "blind spots" in the evolution of management education in Latin America over the last 10 years. It then identifies the biggest on-going challenges confronting business education on the continent and discusses whether a Latin American model for management education is a realistic proposition.

Finally, the book explores how the competitive environment of business education in the region will evolve over the next 10 years, and how these changes will influence the critical issues facing Latin American management education.

About the Authors
Chapter 1. Latin America: Countries with a Common Past Facing Different Realities
Chapter 2. The Evolution of Management Education in Latin America
Chapter 3. An Evaluation of the Last Decade of Management Education in Latin America
Chapter 4. The Current State of Management Education in Latin America
Chapter 5. The Future Evolution of Management Education in Latin America
Appendix: List of interviewees and tables
Gabriela Alvarado is the Director of the Business Intelligence Center and a Professor of Marketing at ITAM, Mexico. Gabriela was the Associate Dean of MBA programs at the ITAM Business School for 14 years, where she developed the international MBA program portfolio. Her research focuses on management education, business schools’ reputation, international accreditations and rankings.
Howard Thomas is Emeritus Professor, Strategic Professor of Strategic Management, and Mastercard Chair of Financial and Social Inclusion at Singapore Management University and the Ahmass Fakahany Distinguished Professor of Global Leadership at the Questrom School of Business, Boston University, USA. He is the author of more than 40 books and one of the foremost authorities on management education around the world.
Lynne Thomas is a writer and co-author in the field of management education.
Alexander Wilson is Lecturer in Strategy at the School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University, UK. He is a Research Fellow for the Chartered Association of Business Schools (UK), and he has been a visiting researcher at Singapore Management University. His research examines the development of management education globally.

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