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Business Education.

Garvey, Robert (2015) Business Education. In: Wright, James D., (ed.) International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. 2nd ed. Elsevier Science Ltd, pp. 10-14

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Abstract

This article explores business education from its rather primitive beginnings to the complex topic it is today. It offers critical perspectives on business education and aims to not only inform but provoke thought and discussion. It starts with a brief historical overview of business education and moves to explore the links between business strategy and education. It considers the relevance and importance of technical versus personal development and the role of innovation and creativity in modern business settings. It then considers the questions: ‘What type of people does modern business require?’ and ‘How are they going to be developed?’ These are discussed in the context of leadership and leadership development. Finally, it raises issues about the future by considering the behaviors and practices of business and offers a perspective on the largely underdeveloped concept of ‘knowledge productivity’ within the construct of a corporate curriculum.
Keywords

Business education; Corporate curriculum; Knowledge and attitudes; Knowledge economy; Knowledge productivity; Skills; Strategy

Item Type: Book Section
Status: Published
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.92125-1
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
L Education > L Education (General)
School/Department: York Business School
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/1378

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