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Africa : The Future of Management Education

Africa : The Future of Management Education
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The Future of Management Education
This is the second of two volumes, written with strong support from the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development) and the GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council), aimed at understanding and examining the challenges of developing management education across Africa
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  • Front Cover -- Africa: The Future of Management Education Volume 2 -- Dedication -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Foreword: The Journey Continued -- Reference -- Notes -- Acknowledgements -- Chapter 1 The Past Is Not The Future -- Introduction -- Criticisms, Blind Spots, and Key Findings -- Critical Questions and Challenges -- Implications for the Evolution of Management Education Globally -- An African Model In An African Environment -- The Potential of an African Model -- Summary -- References -- Chapter 2 The Environment of Africa: Managing VUCA Environments -- Defining a VUCA Environment -- Areas of Research Important for African Management Development -- Market Dynamism and Economic Growth Scenarios -- Scenario Planning Case Study -- References -- Chapter 3 The Future Evolution of Management Education in Africa -- Introduction -- How will the Competitive Environment in African Management Education Evolve Over the Next 10 Years? -- Growth -- Quality improvement -- Maintaining or developing an African identity for management education -- Leveraging of Technology -- Creating a collaborative model for management education -- The role of government -- Which Stakeholders Will Have a Significant Role in the Development of Management Education in Africa? -- Private sector -- Private sector as partner in the development of management education -- Private sector as a catalyst for change in management education -- Private providers entering the management education sector -- Financing management education -- Government -- Policy enactment that will help develop management education -- Opening up economies -- Accreditors -- Enhancing reputation -- Improving quality -- Improving networks and contacts -- NGOs -- Activists for social change -- Collaboration with other stakeholders -- International academic institutions
  • What, Or Whom, Do You Think Is Likely To Create Change In The Future? -- Entrepreneurs and philanthropy -- Representative bodies and organisations -- The private sector -- Politicians and government -- Public -- International community -- Non-governmental organisations -- Change will not happen or is not possible -- Are There Specific Organisations Or Individuals Who Could Lead Change? -- Summary and Conclusions -- Reference -- Chapter 4 Scenarios of the Future of Management Education in Africa -- Worst case scenario for management education over the next 10 years -- Theme 1: Status quo -- Theme 2: Value for stakeholders -- Theme 3: Political and economic context -- Theme 4: Competition -- Theme 5: Purpose of management education -- Most likely scenario for management education over the next 10 years -- Theme 1: Development and direction of development -- Theme 2: Value to stakeholders -- Theme 3: Competition -- Theme 4: Resources -- Best case scenario for management education over the next 10 years -- Theme 1: Development and direction of development -- Theme 2: Value to stakeholders -- Theme 3: Resources -- Theme 4: Competition and collaboration -- Summary and Conclusion -- Chapter 5 Strategic Change and Management Education: Barriers to Change and Likely Change Horizons -- Introduction -- Main Barriers To Change -- Resource Barriers to Change -- Lack of Money -- Lack of Human Resources -- Issues with Faculty -- Lack of Infrastructure -- Governments As Barriers To Change -- The University System As A Barrier To Change -- The Lack of Collaboration In The Field As A Barrier To Change -- Cultural Factors as Barriers to Change In Management Education -- Other Stakeholder Organisations (Accreditors And NGOs) as Barriers to Change -- What is the Perceived Timetable for Change? -- Summary and Conclusion -- References
  • Chapter 6 Blind Spots and Other Areas Deserving Attention -- Introduction -- Blind Spots in African Management Education -- Theme 1: Lack of demand side orientation -- Theme 2: Unequal access to management education -- Theme 3: The impact of globalisation and the need for global-local balance -- Review of the three major themes - blind spots -- The Impact of Globalisation -- Competition and demand -- Competition: New entrants -- Competition: Expansion of African business schools -- Increased demand for skilled managers -- Influence on management education curricula -- Improvements to the quality of management education -- The Impact of Technology -- Technology-enabled modes of delivery -- Blended learning -- Distance and e-Learning -- MOOCs -- What areas within management education will technology most impact? -- Technology as a work-in-progress -- Technology will increase access to management education courses -- Technology will be a major driver of costs -- Technology will improve research capabilities -- Technology will enhance the quality of management education -- The Paradigm Trap and the Need for Business Model Innovation -- The Need for Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility in Curricula -- Ethics and social responsibility are already currently addressed -- Ethics is a 'bolt-on' subject in curricula -- Academic institutions cannot assume responsibility for instilling values of ethics and social responsibility -- Ethics and social responsibility issues must be contextualized to Africa -- Corruption is wide-spread in Africa -- Summary and Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 7 Postscript -- Comparative Scenarios and Gaps -- Capacity and Collaboration -- The Identity, Legitimacy and Purpose of an African Business School -- References -- Appendix -- Index
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