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Title: From management institutes to business schools: An Indian journey
Authors: Sinha, Anup Kumar
Keywords: Business education
Critical thinking
Management education
Social change
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: SCOPUS
Management Education in India: Perspectives and Practices
Springer Singapore
Abstract: Management education began in India with the purpose of creating leaders of an emerging industry led by the large public sector units. People with management education would be the vanguard for social change. Things became different after the opening up of the Indian economy especially the reforms of 1991. The earlier creed was to have managers who had problem-solving skills as well as an understanding of the broader contours of India’s society and polity. In the current era of globalized industries and cultures, the focus has shifted to understanding better the dynamics of private business and large corporations. In the process, there has been a considerable dilution in the need to understand the deeper aspects of India’s society and polity. Apart from this shift, the continuous need for acquiring new skills has become extremely important in a world where technologies and business models become obsolete at astonishing speed. In this haste to acquire new knowledge, the important element of critically reflecting on society’s larger problems gets sidelined. These deficiencies have made this branch of knowledge less effective in contributing to the making of a better society for the current as well as future generations of humanity. © Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2017.
Description: Sinha, Anup Kumar, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
ISSN/ISBN - 978-981101696-7;978-981101695-0
DOI - 10.1007/978-981-10-1696-7_3
Appears in Collections:Economics

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