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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: A Polemic
Management education: A polemic
ChristopherGrey and NathalieMitev

This paper, which is intentionally and unashamedly polemical, is a contribution to the timely, if not overdue, debate on management education to which Willmott (1994) has provided a ‘provocation’. Our intention is to provoke critical reflection upon and by management academics. At the present time there is considerable uncertainty in the minds of many management educators as to how they should adapt to the new challenges posed by changing management practice and developments in knowledge. The traditional ‘Harvard model’ of teaching has now been called into question (Linder and Smith, 1992) whilst management gurus, such as Tom Peters, have begun to articulate visions of chaos (Peters, 1989) which sit uneasily with the old rigidities of traditional ...

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