Presentation on theme: "25 th Annual ANZAM Conference The Future of Management Education? Ian Palmer RMIT University December 2011."— Presentation transcript:
25 th Annual ANZAM Conference The Future of Management Education? Ian Palmer RMIT University December 2011
Question is not whether management education has a future but what its future will look like Where will management education knowledge be produced? Academic & populist know ledges will remain – as will the tension Management education knowledge will become more cross-disciplinary if it is to retain applicability (more on these two points below) How will management education knowledge be distributed? On-line & partnerships Private partners & segmented markets Off-shore Who will consume management education? Qualifications quest (Top 500 CEOs) Credibility versus productivity (ERA) What will be the role(s) of the management educator in the production & distribution of management education knowledge?
Purveyor (of what it should be) - fads & fashions - audience open to being sold Translator (of what it could be) - options & innovations - audience open to reframing Reporter (of what it is) - according to the textbook - audience open to being told Analyser (of why it is) - explaining or de-coding - audience open to reflecting Four Management Educator Roles - now & in the future? Research base Shallow Deep management practice Understand Enhance “it” = management practice
Role of ANZAM Why it dropped the “e” & in the process… – Professionalized (practices) – Internationalized (other academies; networks) – Legitimized (e.g. co-sponsored BARDsNET)