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Business and Management Education in Transitioning and Developing Countries: A Handbook
Edited by: John R. McIntyre; Ilan Alon

Cloth ISBN: 978-0-7656-1504-6 Paper ISBN: 978-0-7656-1505-3
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Information: 464pp. Tables, figures, references, index.
Publication Date: June 2005.  


Description: Business education is a critical ingredient in establishing a viable middle class of managers in transitioning and developing economies. Compiled in association with the Center for International Business Education and Research, this comprehensive examination of business and management education, pedagogical models, and curricula innovations in institutions around the world is the first such work to emphasize emerging markets.

Both comprehensive in concept and country-specific in details, the cases included in this Handbook account only for most of the world's population, but also for most of the world's growth in trade, investment, and production in years to come. The contributors:
--address the fast-changing demographics and market dynamics of business education in areas ranging from Africa, to the Baltic counties, to India and China
--draw cross-cultural lessons from home-grown business educational programs as apposed to "exported clones," and consider the relevance of the U.S. and European training approaches
--consider the pros and cons of developing separate business education approaches for the local/domestic operation and for the global economy
--assess the role of aid agencies, consulting projects, and experiential projects in local business education, as well as the relationship of professioanl education to business and industry
--analyze course content and the relevance of business curricula

Selected Contents:

List of Tables, Figures, and Appendices
Table of Contents
Ben L. Kedia

Part I. Indian Subcontinent
1. Quality in Business Education: A Study of the Indian Context, Vipin Gupta, Kamala Gollakota, and Ancheri Sreekumar
2. Governance of Publicly Funded Business Schools: The Current Debate in India, Vipin Gupta and Kamala Gollakota
3. Engineer as Entrepreneur: A Necessity for Successful Product Innovation in the Small-scale Industry Sector in India, V.P. Wani, T.K. Garg, and S.K. Sharma
4. Undergraduate Curriculum in India: The Corporate Context, Raj Agrawal
5. Management Education in Nepal: A View from the High Country, Alfred Rosenbloom and Bijay K.C.
Part II. Russian Federation
6. Entrepreneurship Training in Postcommunist Europe, Leo Paul Dana
7. Recent Developments in Accounting Education in Russia, Galina G. Preobragenskaya and Robert W. McGee
8. Developing Key Skills in Russian Business Education: A Comparison Between U.K. and American Business Programs, Scott G. Dacko
Part III. Transitioning Europe and Central Asia
9. Business Education in the Former Soviet Union Republic of Kazakhstan: A Former Dean's Perspective, Dai Rao and Liza Rybina
10. Entrepreneurial Behavior in the Academic Environment: The Case of the Lviv Institute of Management, Sharon V. Thach, Serhiy Gvozdiov, and Galen Hull
11. The Internationalization of Business Education in Lithuania: The Vilnius University Master Program in International Business, Vytautas Pranulis and Audra I. Mockaitis
12. Reforming Accounting Education in Armenia, Robert W. McGee
13. Educating Professors in a Transition Economy: A Case Study of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Robert W. McGee
14. Is Albania Ready for a Business School Model? Diagnosis and Prospects, Vera Ivanaj, Silvester Ivanaj, and Palok Kolnikaj
Part IV. Latin America
15. Toward the Internationalization of Business Education in Latin America, Jaime Ortiz
16. University Entrepreneurship Education in Argentina: A Decade of Analysis, Sergio Postigo and Fernanda Tamborini
17. Undergraduate Students as a Source of Potential Entrepreneurs: A Comparative Study Between Italy and Argentina, Sergio Postigo, Donato Iacobucci, and Maria Fernanda Tamborini
18. Business Education in Chile: A Case Study for Successful Transition to Market Economy in Developing Countries, Maria-Teresa Lepeley
Part V. Africa and Near East
19. Management Education in Developing Countries: What Can Business Schools Contribute?, Guy Pfefferman
20. Education, Management, and the World's Work: Leadership Traits of Educators in Undeveloped and Developing Countries Focusing on Uganda in Sub-Saharan Africa, Romie F. Littrell and Peter Baguma
21. Research Capacity Building: A North-South Knowledge Transfer Project, Jan-Erik Jaensson and Lettice Rutashobya
22. Reengineering Business Education: A Case Study of the "Modular Curriculum" of Sakarya University, Rana Ozen Kutanis and Serkan Bayraktaroglu
23. Open vs. Closed Minds: Lessons in Management Education from the International Leadership Development Academy in Ghana, Earl N. Caldwell II and Vanessa Gail Perry
Part VI. China
24. Distance Learning Education in China, Jonatan Jelen and Ilan Alon
25. Educating Future Marketing Professionals in China, Ilan Alon and Le Lu

Conclusion: The Nexus Between Business Education and Economic Development
About the Editors and Contributors

Comment(s): "This is a very ambitious book, which by and large is successful. Using a robust variety of analyses and case studies of most of the world's nations labeled as emerging or transitioning countries, the volume, sometimes elegently, establishes the linkages between business and management education, and productivity, entrepreneurship, and economic development and modernization -- no small feat." -- Robert G. Hawkins, Emeritus, Georgia Institute of Technology; Past President and Fellow, Academy of International Business

Review(s): "... a comprehensive review of management training issues and business education models recently being adopted by developing and transitioning countries. ...The contributors do an excellent job of illustrating how countries are attempting to diversify their markets in an attempt to reap rewards from the new opportunities emerging every day. ...This book can generate lively discussions among students either at the undergraduate or the graduate level of education. It is certainly a text that should be part of a faculty's personal library and also be readily available to students who have an interest in understanding the dynamics of emerging markets." -- Journal of Education for Business 81:6

"...offers a single source for a quick overview of Western-style business education in developing countries. ...This handbook is recommended for academic libraries supporting business departments that teach classes abroad." -- Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, Vol.II, No.4

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