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Blind spots in African management education: An examination of issues deserving greater attention

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posted on 26.03.2018, 13:15 by Michelle Lee, Howard Thomas, Lynne Thomas, Alex WilsonAlex Wilson
There is reason to be optimistic about management education in Africa given the growth in number of business schools on the continent and continued efforts at raising quality. There remains room for improvement in the field, of course, and the issues and challenges that need to be tackled have been written about elsewhere (e.g. African Management Initiative (AMI), 2013; AMBA, 2015; Thomas et al., 2016). The study reported here has the more nuanced purpose of understanding the blind spots that persist in the field. These are issues that are largely ignored or receive insufficient attention because their significance is underestimated. Through a series of structured in-depth interviews with leading management educators and stakeholders, we uncover three potential blind spots to do with a lack of demand-side orientation, unequal access to management education, and the need for glocalisation.

History

School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

African Journal of Management

Citation

LEE, M. ... et al, 2018. Blind spots in African management education: An examination of issues deserving greater attention. African Journal of Management, 4(2), pp. 158-176.

Publisher

© Africa Academy of Management. Published by Taylor and Francis

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in African Journal of Management on 15 May 2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/23322373.2018.1458544.

Acceptance date

12/03/2018

Publication date

2018-05-15

ISSN

2332-2373

eISSN

2332-2381

Language

en