Africa : The Management Education Challenge

By: Wilson, AlexanderContributor(s): Thomas, Howard | Lee, Michelle | Thomas, LynneMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Bradford, West Yorkshire : Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2016Description: 1 online resource (151 p.)ISBN: 9781786356215Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Africa : The Management Education ChallengeDDC classification: 658 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Front Cover -- Africa: The Management Education Challenge -- Copyright page -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Foreword -- Chapter 1 The Backdrop of Africa -- The Timeline of African Historical Development -- Phase 1: Pre-1876: The Mysterious, Unknown Continent -- Phase 2: The Scramble for Africa -- Phase 3: 1919-1945: The Inter World War Period -- Phase 4: 1945-1960: The Post-World War 2 Period: The Scramble Out of Africa -- Phase 5: African Independence 1960 to Mid-1990s -- Phase 6: The African Renaissance Mid-1990s to 2010 -- Phase 7: Africa's Future
Chapter 2 Environmental Scanning and Analysis: What Is Africa's Current State? What Are Africa's Priorities? -- Macroeconomics and Resource Management -- Global and Trade Mindset: The Openness of a Country's Economy -- Political Issues -- Governance Issues -- Human Capital and Skills Base -- Infrastructure -- Legal and Regulatory Environment -- Economic Development and Entrepreneurship -- Conclusion -- Chapter 3 Africa's Management Education Landscape -- The Current Positioning of Business Schools in Africa: Catalysing Management Education in Africa (AMI, 2013)
Abdulai's (2014) Book on African-Centred Management Education -- The AMBA Game Setting, Trend-Setting Report (2015) -- Guy Pfefferman's (2013) GSBN Study, Cutting a Path to Prosperity -- Capacity-Building Efforts in African Business Schools -- McKinsey (2010, 2012): Macro-Economic Trends, the Rise of the African Consumer, and Management Education -- Summary and Conclusion -- Chapter 4 Reflections on the Past: An Evaluation of the Last Two Decades of Management Education in Africa -- Key Management Education Issues -- Contextual Issues -- Dominant Role of Governments
Competency Levels of Students Entering Higher Education -- Diversity across Africa -- Inadequate Infrastructure -- Issues within Management Education -- Lack of quality in African business schools -- Faculty issues -- Changing competitive landscape -- A management education model for Africa -- The Most Important Events in the Evolution of Management Education -- Events in Management Education -- African Association of Business Schools (AABS) -- Business school partnerships -- Growth of management education -- Growth of Africa -- Economic growth -- Globalization -- Technological advances
Political change -- South Africa -- Kenya -- Nigeria -- Egypt -- Other nations -- Government and the public sector -- Private sector -- International organizations and NGOs -- International academic institutions -- The Main Changes in the Evolution of Management Education -- Links to Stakeholders and the Local Community -- Greater focus on practice-relevant training -- Greater focus on local context -- The Governance Relationships between Business Schools and Universities -- Stronger relationships with private and public sectors -- Profile of Business Schools -- More qualified faculty
Increased importance of research
Summary: This is the first of the two volumes, written with strong support from EFMD and GMAC, aimed at understanding and examining the challenges involved in management education across Africa.
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Front Cover -- Africa: The Management Education Challenge -- Copyright page -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Foreword -- Chapter 1 The Backdrop of Africa -- The Timeline of African Historical Development -- Phase 1: Pre-1876: The Mysterious, Unknown Continent -- Phase 2: The Scramble for Africa -- Phase 3: 1919-1945: The Inter World War Period -- Phase 4: 1945-1960: The Post-World War 2 Period: The Scramble Out of Africa -- Phase 5: African Independence 1960 to Mid-1990s -- Phase 6: The African Renaissance Mid-1990s to 2010 -- Phase 7: Africa's Future

Chapter 2 Environmental Scanning and Analysis: What Is Africa's Current State? What Are Africa's Priorities? -- Macroeconomics and Resource Management -- Global and Trade Mindset: The Openness of a Country's Economy -- Political Issues -- Governance Issues -- Human Capital and Skills Base -- Infrastructure -- Legal and Regulatory Environment -- Economic Development and Entrepreneurship -- Conclusion -- Chapter 3 Africa's Management Education Landscape -- The Current Positioning of Business Schools in Africa: Catalysing Management Education in Africa (AMI, 2013)

Abdulai's (2014) Book on African-Centred Management Education -- The AMBA Game Setting, Trend-Setting Report (2015) -- Guy Pfefferman's (2013) GSBN Study, Cutting a Path to Prosperity -- Capacity-Building Efforts in African Business Schools -- McKinsey (2010, 2012): Macro-Economic Trends, the Rise of the African Consumer, and Management Education -- Summary and Conclusion -- Chapter 4 Reflections on the Past: An Evaluation of the Last Two Decades of Management Education in Africa -- Key Management Education Issues -- Contextual Issues -- Dominant Role of Governments

Competency Levels of Students Entering Higher Education -- Diversity across Africa -- Inadequate Infrastructure -- Issues within Management Education -- Lack of quality in African business schools -- Faculty issues -- Changing competitive landscape -- A management education model for Africa -- The Most Important Events in the Evolution of Management Education -- Events in Management Education -- African Association of Business Schools (AABS) -- Business school partnerships -- Growth of management education -- Growth of Africa -- Economic growth -- Globalization -- Technological advances

Political change -- South Africa -- Kenya -- Nigeria -- Egypt -- Other nations -- Government and the public sector -- Private sector -- International organizations and NGOs -- International academic institutions -- The Main Changes in the Evolution of Management Education -- Links to Stakeholders and the Local Community -- Greater focus on practice-relevant training -- Greater focus on local context -- The Governance Relationships between Business Schools and Universities -- Stronger relationships with private and public sectors -- Profile of Business Schools -- More qualified faculty

Increased importance of research

This is the first of the two volumes, written with strong support from EFMD and GMAC, aimed at understanding and examining the challenges involved in management education across Africa.

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Howard Thomas, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University, SingaporeMichelle Lee, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University, SingaporeLynne Thomas, Writer and Researcher, Stratford-Upon-Avon, UKAlexander Wilson, Loughborough University, Business School, UK

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