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This volume brings together some of the best writing published in the journal Management Learning since its re-launch under this title in 1994. The selection very much reflects the mission of the journal to act as a showcase for innovative, international and interdisciplinary work which covers a wide gamut of issues connected to management, organizations, learning and knowledge. The field of management learning, widely drawn in this way, brings together some of the key preoccupations within several areas of management, organization studies and social science more generally. Learning and knowledge have become central themes within thee areas for several reasons, both practical and theoretical. These include the way that organizational learning is seen as a key source of competitive advantage, and the wider analysis that ...

Management Education in a Globalizing World: Lessons from the French Experience
Management education in a globalizing world: Lessons from the french experience
RajeshKumar and Jean-ClaudeUsunier

‘Globalization has arrived in the world, but not in most of the world's organizations’ (Rhinesmith, 1993: 2). This statement reflects the increasing incongruity between the rapidly evolving global environment and organizational characteristics. Organizations are often locked in to function according to certain standard operating procedures that are shaped by their location, their history, and their identity. Needless to say, globalization has changed the rules of the game. Past success is no guarantee of future success. A widely accepted axiom among strategy theorists is that organizations must achieve strategic flexibility if they are going to survive and prosper over the longer term (Hitt ...

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