Title

Asian Management Education: Some Twenty-First Century Issues

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2005

Abstract

This article focuses on issues related to professional management education in Asia at the beginning of the twenty-first century. News reports and professional journals are replete with stories about the economic boom in both China and India, the world's two most populous countries. The demand for management education is exploding along with this economic boom, at least partly as a derived demand. If management education is properly done and is successful, it will also be an endogenous variable in this development. In management education, there is a large and dramatically growing number of programs globally and these programs are virtually all struggling for identity and distinctiveness. Universities face unprecedented funding problems in the early twenty-first century. Cash-strapped governments that face aging populations and the subsequent consequences of health care costs increasingly desire to reduce their financial commitments to universities. As the expected explosive demand for management education unfolds in Asia, it is important to develop more relevant, rigorous research in the Asian environment. The governments and societies that support management education require this.

Discipline

Marketing

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Publication

Journal of Public Policy and Marketing

Volume

24

Issue

1

First Page

150

Last Page

154

ISSN

0743-9156

Identifier

10.1509/jppm.24.1.150.63889