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The globalization of business education: through the lens of semiglobalization

The globalization of business education: through the lens of semiglobalization Purpose – This paper aims to provide a personal perspective on the extent to which business schools have globalized what they teach and to make content‐ and process‐related suggestions about how to make further progress. Design/methodology/approach – The paper provides a mixture of quantitative and qualitative/interpretative analysis. Findings – The paper finds that rhetoric around the globalization of business education has greatly outrun the reality of curricular change and this problem seems unlikely to be solved until the craving for distinctively global content can be satisfied. Research limitations/implications – Semiglobalization – the intermediate state of integration in which neither the bridges nor the borders between countries can be ignored – is proposed as a conceptual umbrella for organizing curricular change and in terms, of process, a two‐track‐approach, combining infusion and insertion, is recommended. Originality/value – Both the conceptual and procedural recommendations of this paper are novel. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Management Development Emerald Publishing

The globalization of business education: through the lens of semiglobalization

Journal of Management Development , Volume 27 (4): 24 – Apr 11, 2008

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0262-1711
DOI
10.1108/02621710810866741
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Abstract

Purpose – This paper aims to provide a personal perspective on the extent to which business schools have globalized what they teach and to make content‐ and process‐related suggestions about how to make further progress. Design/methodology/approach – The paper provides a mixture of quantitative and qualitative/interpretative analysis. Findings – The paper finds that rhetoric around the globalization of business education has greatly outrun the reality of curricular change and this problem seems unlikely to be solved until the craving for distinctively global content can be satisfied. Research limitations/implications – Semiglobalization – the intermediate state of integration in which neither the bridges nor the borders between countries can be ignored – is proposed as a conceptual umbrella for organizing curricular change and in terms, of process, a two‐track‐approach, combining infusion and insertion, is recommended. Originality/value – Both the conceptual and procedural recommendations of this paper are novel.

Journal

Journal of Management DevelopmentEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 11, 2008

Keywords: Globalization; Business studies; Education

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