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Africa: The Management Education Challenge

Howard Thomas
Lee Kong Chian of Business, Singapore Management University, Singapore

Michelle Lee
Singapore Management University, Singapore

Lynne Thomas
Visual Counselling and Coaching, UK

Alexander Wilson
EFMD, Belgium

Product Details
01 Aug 2016
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
150 pages - 152 x 229mm
This is the first of the two volumes, written with strong support from EFMD (The European Foundation for Management Development) and GMAC (The Graduate Management Admissions Council), aimed at understanding and examining the challenges involved in management education across Africa. The common perception of Africa is as a global growth region, and a continent on the move, with a parallel, huge demand for managerial skills to leverage the potential for economic growth. The authors, through a fine-grained, face-to-face, interview process, explore the perspectives, and interactions between, management educators and other business, and government stakeholders as they seek to close the management education gap. Africa has no collective identity. Therefore, it is important to understand the diverse cultures, histories and contexts underlying the 54 member states. With this is mind, the book “maps” the diverse landscape of Africa in the earlier chapters. This provides the framework around which subsequent chapters can reflect sensibly on the past evolution of alternative management education approaches in Africa, and the current landscape.
1. The Backdrop of Africa 2. Environmental Scanning and Analysis: What Is Africa’s Current State? What Are Africa’s Priorities? 3. Africa’s Management Education Landscape 4. Reflections on the Past: An Evaluation of the Last Two Decades of Management Education in Africa 5. Key Challenges Confronting Management Education in Africa 6. Should There Be an African Management Education Model?
Howard Thomas, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University, Singapore Michelle Lee, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University, Singapore Lynne Thomas, Writer and Researcher, Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK Alexander Wilson, Loughborough University, Business School, UK

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