The practice of management education in Australian universities

Holian, R 2004, 'The practice of management education in Australian universities', Management Decision, vol. 42, no. 3/4, pp. 396-405.


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Title The practice of management education in Australian universities
Author(s) Holian, R
Year 2004
Journal name Management Decision
Volume number 42
Issue number 3/4
Start page 396
End page 405
Total pages 9
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing
Abstract This paper is based on reflections around the following three broad questions: "Can management be taught or do management educators simply teach those who are or wish to become managers?". "Can management educators and scholars become effective managers?"; "Can managers become effective management educators and scholars?" The roles of management educators in Australia include those employed in staff development in organizations, management consultants and academic staff in business schools and management departments of universities. This paper focuses on management education in universities in Australia, where educators may be academic discipline experts, teachers who have come into management department, or managers who have moved into academia. They may teach management theory, explore the links between theory and practice, focus on the development of assessable competencies, or all of these. Regarding current challenges facing management education, are we avoiding changes necessary in tertiary education or resisting the erosion of important educational values and standards? Considering the future of management education, both locally and globally, what part can universities play?
Subject Economics, Business and Management Curriculum and Pedagogy
DOI - identifier 10.1108/00251740410518994
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ISSN 0025-1747
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