MBA at the cross road: Integrating Western management with Eastern philosophy

Li-Hua, Richard and Lu, Lucy (2014) MBA at the cross road: Integrating Western management with Eastern philosophy. Journal of Management History, 20 (3). pp. 246-265. ISSN 1751-1348

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JMH-10-2013-0046

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to bridge the knowledge gap in designing MBA strategy between China and the West by examining the content, context and process of MBA delivery. This paper challenges the assumptions and pedagogical approach underpinning the current design and delivery of MBA programmes that were originally moulded with Western management history and development in the era of globalization. There is consensus that MBA was used to train business managers; however, nowadays, people are inclined to state that MBA is used to develop global business leaders or full-fledged global competitors. How can we develop global business leaders without a global vision when designing MBA strategy?

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: China, management education
Subjects: X900 Others in Education
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Corporate and Executive Development
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2014 10:05
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2015 16:05
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/17873

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