Publication Type

Magazine Article

Publication Date

5-2016

Abstract

The African approach to management education has been shaped by a range of environmental, cultural, contextual and regional characteristics. Africa is by any measure a massive, multi-cultural, multi-lingual continent offering the promise of significant economic growth in the longer term. The environment is characterised by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity and, often, disruptive change. Despite this, some African states have tried to adapt and formulate a range of strategies for economic growth management and the development of international and inter-regional trading opportunities arising from globalisation. Existing evidence suggests that African management educators have tried to adopt a pragmatic perspective that emphasises management practices and somewhat de-emphasises strong analytical rigour and the pursuit of scientific management research, which offers little immediate practical relevance for a managerial audience.

Keywords

Business education, Africa, school models

Discipline

Business | Higher Education

Research Areas

Marketing; Strategy and Organisation

Publication

Global Focus: European Foundation for Management Development

Volume

10

Issue

2

First Page

58

Last Page

63

ISSN

1784-2344

Publisher

European Foundation for Management Development

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://globalfocusmagazine.com/does-africa-need-an-african-management-education-model/

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