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.

Shaping the Future of South Africa s Youth

Author: Helene Perold
Publisher: African Minds
ISBN: 1920489460
Format: PDF, Mobi
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South Africa has made huge gains in ensuring universal enrolment for children at school, and in restructuring and recapitalising the FET college sector. However, some three million young people are not in education, employment or training and the country faces serious challenges in providing its youth with the pathways and support they need to transition successfully into a differentiated system of post-school education and training. Across nine evidence-based chapters, 17 authors offer a succinct overview of the different facets of post-school provision in South Africa. These include an analysis of the impact of the national qualifications system on occupational training, the impact of youth unemployment, the capacity of the post-school system to absorb larger numbers of young people, the relationship between universities and FET colleges, the need for more strategic public and private investment in skills development, and a youth perspective on education and training policy. The authors have a number of recommendations for improving the alignment between schooling, further education and training, and university education - interventions that could shape the future of our youth.

Shaping the Future of Work

Author: Thomas A. Kochan
ISBN: 9781631574016
Format: PDF
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This book is part of a larger project aimed at changing the course the American economy and employment relations system have been on for the past 30 years. From 1980s onward, the economy has been reasonably productive and worked reasonably well for investors and high-level executives, but not for ordinary working Americans and their families. At the same time, many of our institutions that support work atrophied and lost their ability to build an inclusive economy in which the fruits of prosperity are shared widely and equitably.

Developing the Workforce Shaping the Future

Author: Sajitha Bashir
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821378175
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With challenges similar to those faced by a number of low income countries, Madagascar faces critical policy choices with respect to post-basic education. Enrolment ratios in senior secondary education and tertiary education are 10 percent and 3 percent, respectively, among the lowest in the world. Critical skill shortages and pervasive inequities in access necessitate changes in the quantity and quality of education and skills. The increasing number of basic education completers and demographic growth are mounting pressure on the government to expand access to post-basic education. Responding to these economic and social challenges, the government has made the transformation of education one of the key priorities of the Madagascar Action Plan. However, low domestic revenues and competing demands from other sectors, including basic education, limit the room for maneuver. Caught between these two pincers, policy makers often choose to sacrifice quality over expanding access or are unable to develop a long term vision. 'Developing the Workforce, Shaping the Future' presents Madagascar s core challenges and argues persuasively that the time for transforming the post-basic education system is now. It documents the poor performance of the post-basic education system in the areas of quality and relevance, internal efficiency, equity and financial inefficiency. The report presents a sequence of prioritization of reforms, focusing on improving education content and linkages with the economy, increasing coverage cost-effectively through the adoption of new planning norms for public institutions, utilization of the private sector and innovations in open/flexible learning and creating the enabling framework through reforms of governance, finance and management. The report provides a convincing reform scenario for a low income country, with actions to be undertaken in the medium and long term to sustain the development of post-basic education in an environment of limited public resources and implementation capacity. Policy makers in other developing countries will find this report useful to gauge their own strategies for post basic education.

The Future of Leadership Development

Author: J. Canals
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230295088
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The current financial crisis highlights the need to rethink business leadership and the role of business schools in helping firms develop the leaders of the future. This book brings together the perspectives of deans of top international business schools, and the views of CEOs and senior business leaders.

Shaping Business Leaders

Author: Asha Bhandarker
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
ISBN: 8132100425
Format: PDF
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Shaping Business Leaders: What B–Schools Don't Do examines the widespread impression that young professionals graduating from India's business schools are constantly job hopping, focus more on their own gains and lack entrepreneurship skills. Bhandarker reiterates that India's top B-schools have to traverse miles to achieve their self-proclaimed motto of identifying and training future business leaders. They must re-examine their educational paradigm, course structure and pedagogy, and realign the competencies and disposition of their faculty.

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.

Effectively Integrating Ethical Dimensions into Business Education

Author: Charles Wankel, Ph.D.
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1617355801
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Over the last decade, we have been witnessing a dramatic contrast between the CEO as a superhero and CEO as an antihero. The new challenge in business education is to develop responsible global leaders. Relatively little is known, however, about how management educators can prepare future leaders to cope effectively with the challenge of leading with integrity in a multicultural space. This volume is authored by a spectrum of international experts with a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives. It suggests directions that business educators might take to reorient higher education to transcend merely equipping people and organizations to greedily proceed, with dire effects on the preponderance of people, nations, our planet and the future. The book is a collection of ideas and concrete solutions with regards to how morality should be taught in a global economy. In the first part, the editors present reasons why management education for integrity makes up an important challenge in an intercultural environment. This book is an overview of a spectrum of approaches to developing moral character in business students in this epoch of dynamic technologies and globalization. Experts share approaches to sensitizing learners to integrity and its opposite in a wide variety of international cases and examples. The impact of colliding cultural differences on management education will be also parsed. With indepth discussions of the influence of such factors as gender, ethnicity and academic performance the book looks comparatively at the implications for instructors in various cultural contexts. A wide variety of teaching approaches are explained with lengthy examples including ones leveraging humanities and storytelling.

Shaping the Future

Author: Melvin D. George
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 078814216X
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An intensive review of the state of undergraduate education in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology in America. This review considered the needs of all undergraduates attending all types of U.S. two and four year colleges and universities, addressing issues of preparation of K-12 teachers in these fields, the needs of persons going into the technical work force, the preparation of majors in these areas, and the issue of science literacy for all. Chapters: a look back: recent history of educational reform; the situation today: findings of the review; and recommendations.

The Gen Z Effect

Author: Tom Koulopoulos
Publisher: Bibliomotion, Inc.
ISBN: 1629560324
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One of the most profound changes in business and society is the emergence of the post-Millennial generation, Gen Z. While every new generation has faced its share of disruption in technology, economics, politics and society, no other generation in the history of mankind has had the ability to connect every human being on the planet to each other and in the process to provide the opportunity for each person to be fully educated, and socially and economically engaged. What might this mean for business, markets, and educational institutions in the future? In this revolutionary new book, The Gen Z Effect: The Six Forces Shaping the Future of Business, authors Tom Koulopoulos and Dan Keldsen delve into a vision of the future where disruptive invention and reinvention is the acknowledged norm, touching almost every aspect of how we work, live and play. From radical new approaches to marketing and manufacturing to the potential obliteration of intellectual property and the shift to mass innovation, to the decimation of our oldest learning institutions through open source and adaptive learning, The Gen Z Effect provides a mind-bending view of why we will need to embrace Gen Z as the last, best hope for taking on the world’s biggest challenges and opportunities, and how you can prepare yourself and your business for the greatest era of disruption, prosperity, and progress the world has ever experienced.