Management education in Poland is doing much better than the Polisheconomy. Centres of excellence are slowly being formed, and there aresigns of hope that the whole educational system might act as animportant agent of managerial and entrepreneurial change. All existingand stillnewly forming Polish schools of business share some commoncharacteristics market orientation, use of nonconventional methods ofinstruction, reliance on some forms of foreign assistance, a higherlevel of autonomy than in traditional academic institutions.Indisputable initial success should not be taken, however, as anindication of the maturityof the Polish management education system. Themost severe obstacles it encounters are those imposed by a seriouslyailing economy. Without a real transformation of the Polish economy aviable system of management education cannot exist, as its efficiencycannot be meaningfully verified.
Journal of Management Development – Emerald Publishing
Published: May 1, 1992