Management Learning introduces the context and history of management learning and offers a critical framework within which the key debates can be understood. The book also provides an incisive discussion of the values and purpose inherent in the practice and theory of management learning, and charts the diverse external factors influencing and directing the processes of learning. The volume concludes with a look forward towards the future reconstruction of the field.
Chapter 15: The Internationalization of Management Learning: Towards a Radical Perspective
The Internationalization of Management Learning: Towards a Radical Perspective
There is a widespread view that the growth of multinationals and the upward trend in mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures will inevitably make management more international and, therefore, it will be less easy, as Jackson noted, ‘to view management as a parochial activity, based in one country, with no contact with the wider international community’ (1995: xi). Such a view has, however, laid a heavy hand on business schools and companies as it has forced them to review their practices and seek ways of ‘internationalizing’ their management education and development provision. As a result of these reviews, emphasis has been placed mainly on the knowledge, skills and competencies ...