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GFME: Global Foundation for Management Education


AACSB International


Issues in Management Education

Articles, reports and discussion pieces about the critical debates in management education - placing the GFME into a global context.


A 20-year view of trying to develop emotional, social and cognitive intelligence competencies in graduate management education


Development of competencies needed to be effective managers and leaders requires program design and teaching methods focused on learning. This paper presents an update and a view of 20 years of attempting to develop these competencies.
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Accountant, heal thyself: Can accountants afford not to learn on the job?

This paper finds that the debate on the worth of business schools has raged on into the early years of the twenty-first century. Its enduring nature is matched only by the ever-rising numbers of students attending management schools, seemingly inured to the claims of some that the courses on offer lack both the relevance and types of learning they require for their careers.
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Designing a supply chain management academic curriculum using QFD and benchmarking


The purpose of this paper is to utilize quality function deployment (QFD), benchmarking analyses and other innovative quality tools to develop a new customer-centered undergraduate curriculum in supply chain management (SCM).
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The Role of Business Schools in Society

This paper, by Eric Cornuel, Director General of EFMD, is dedicated not only to stressing the pedagogic dangers that new trends in management education imply, but also to explaining what major change it could induce. It contains an analysis of the functions of business schools and management faculties in universities.
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Ethics Education in Business Schools

A report by the Ethics Education Taskforce of AACSB. The main purpose of this document is to urge and encourage administrators and faculty in business education to contemplate their current approaches to ethics education and to explore methods to strengthen this vital part of the curriculum.

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Lead, Respond, Partner or Ignore: the Role of Business Schools in Corporate Social Responsibility

This article looks at selected results from the most comprehensive survey ever of “business in society” (BiS) teaching and research in European academic institutions – undertaken in 2003 by the European Academy of Business in Society and Nottingham University Business School’s International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ICCSR), with the support of the EFMD.

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Strategy Means Choice: also for Today's Business School!

This article, by IMD President, Peter Lorange, draws on IMD’s strategy, implicitly and explicitly, and builds on experiences tried out there. It concludes that leading business schools must be demand-oriented, must listen to customers-cum-executives and corporations, should undertake research that points towards thought leadership, and should work with the business world through lifelong learning networks.

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The Future of Business Schools

Since the mid-1990s, the demand for business education has surged worldwide, to the obvious benefit of business schools. In response to that demand, many business programs and business schools have been established around the world. Can this boom be sustained; and what are the issues facing business schools as they move forward into the 21st Century are the questions posed by this article from former INSEAD dean, Gabriel Hawawini.

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Management Education at Risk

This report from the Management Education Task Force of AACSB, headed by dean Judy Olian, of the Smeal College of Business Administration, considers the risks posed to business schools today from the relentless pace of change and instability in the marketplace.
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Why Management Education Matters

A Report from the AACSB Task Force of the Committee on Issues in Management Education into the importance of management education on individuals, organizations and society. This report helps to define and communicate the value of management education to a broad constituency.

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Sustaining Scholarship in Business Schools

The Doctoral Faculty Commission (DFC) was established by the AACSB board of directors to assess widespread concerns related to a significant and worsening doctoral faculty shortage. The DFC produced this report, which clearly describes a potential crisis that calls for action specifically to address the apparent weakness of business schools in focusing on scholarship.

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The Business School Ranking Dilemma

A rankings task force of AACSB International’s Committee on Issues in Management Education (CIME) created the following report that marks the beginning of a long-term initiative to place rankings in perspective and to expand access to students and employers to additional, relevant data they need to make decisions.

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