Shaping the Future of Business Education

Author: G. Hardy
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113703338X
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In a world economy where rapid change is the only constant, what is the best way for business schools to prepare the leaders of tomorrow? The authors of this volume argue that a broad and rigorous education is needed; one that fuses business knowledge with arts and sciences, technology, and ethical training.

Securing the Future of Management Education

Author: Howard Thomas
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1783509139
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This is the second of two volumes written to celebrate the 40th anniversary of EFMD. Drawing on interviews conducted with leaders in the world of management education, the first volume took a retrospective view, focusing on the evolution of management education and providing the context that led management education to where it stands today. It also synthesized respondents' views on the strengths and weaknesses of the field, the challenges it faces, as well as lessons learned and not learned from the past. This second volume similarly draws on the very rich data provided by the same respondents, but is future-oriented and takes on the theme of change. It provides the reader with a sense of the challenges on the horizon, potential blind spots, and new realities of an increasingly competitive environment. It discusses a range of alternative future scenarios for management education, and urges the field to resist the lures of the dominant paradigm and to develop new models instead. The authors contend that, given the challenges ahead, it is only through transformations and innovations that the future of the field can be secured.

Transformative Management Education

Author: Ulrike Landfester
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429664087
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Due to the recent global financial crises, academic business schools have come in for much criticism, having, in the eyes of the public, failed in their responsibility to society by teaching future managers only how to increase their personal gain without any consideration as to their actions’ social and cultural consequences. Realising that there is a pressing need to innovate their educational offers accordingly, business schools are beginning to turn to the humanities and social sciences to improve on the understanding and thus the teaching of management. This book is the result of an empirical study conducted at eight academic business schools that either already practise or are beginning to practise linking management education to the humanities and social sciences. Gathered mostly in interviews our research team conducted during site visits to these schools, the material presented shows three major fields of concern: how to shift the focus from instrumental to transformative learning, how to reframe the concept of disciplinary subject matter towards a more relational understanding of knowledge—especially in the light of the impact digitalisation is having on education—and how to address the organisational, as well as the political consequences of management education turning towards the inclusion of the humanities and social sciences strategically. The findings indicate that the humanities and social sciences indeed offer knowledge which can significantly help management education with meeting the challenges of the twenty-first century. Innovating management education by making it part of its program portfolios proves a challenge in and of itself in the face of a university system which still determinedly clings to disciplinary segregation. Reforming management education towards an engagement with fields of knowledge traditionally at best ignored and at worst vilified as being completely useless in the "real world" may therefore place academic business schools at the forefront of a movement that is beginning to reshape the educational landscape as a whole. This book will be of value to researchers, academics and students in the fields of business, management studies, organisational studies and education studies.

Das K nigreich der Sprache

Author: Tom Wolfe
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
ISBN: 3641209234
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In den vergangenen 150 Jahren wurden von der Entdeckung des Penizillins über die Entschlüsselung der menschlichen DNS bis zum Nachweis des Higgs-Bosons kolossale Fortschritte gemacht. Doch an einer der drängendsten Fragen der Menschheitsgeschichte - Wo liegt der Ursprung der menschlichen Sprache? - scheitert die Wissenschaft bis heute. Das hat, wie Tom Wolfe genüsslich darlegt, führende Forscher von Charles Darwin bis Noam Chomsky jedoch zu keiner Zeit davon abgehalten, grandiose Erfolge zu verkünden, die gar keine waren, Konkurrenten zu diffamieren, anstatt eigene Fehler einzugestehen, und generell des Kaisers neue Kleider in den schillerndsten Farben zu beschreiben. In Das Königreich der Sprache vertritt Wolfe die These, wonach die Sprache die erste kulturelle Leistung des Menschen und somit nicht mit der Evolutiontheorie oder wissenschaftlicher Systematik zu erklären ist.

Die gr te Erfindung der Menschheit

Author: Daniel Everett
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 3641095999
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Das neue Buch von Daniel Everett! In Das glücklichste Volk, einem internationalen Bestseller, hat Daniel Everett packend seine Zeit bei den Pirahã im Amazonasgebiet geschildert. In seinem neuen Buch widmet er sich nun seiner eigentlichen Profession: der menschlichen Sprache. Everett untersucht, wie Sprache entsteht und warum es solch eine unglaubliche sprachliche Vielfalt in der Welt gibt. Gestützt auf seine jahrelange Forschung im brasilianischen Amazonasgebiet, bei den Pirahã und anderen indigenen Völkern, kommt Everett zu einer revolutionären Erkenntnis: Eine Universalgrammatik, die angeboren und im menschlichen Gehirn verankert ist, gibt es nicht. Vielmehr entstehen Sprachen immer in einer speziellen Kultur, von der sie geformt und auf deren Bedürfnisse sie ausgerichtet ist. Deswegen folgen auch nicht alle Sprachen gemeinsamen grammatischen Prinzipien – eine Erkenntnis, mit der sich Everett gegen die herrschende Meinung der Linguistik stellt. Sprache, so ist Everett überzeugt, ist ein Werkzeug, das, ähnlich wie Pfeil und Bogen, vom Menschen erfunden wurde. Sprache ist die größte Erfindung der Menschheit.

RIE

Author: United States. Office of Educational Research and Improvement
Publisher:
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