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Meeting Expectations in Management Education

Social and Environmental Pressures on Managerial Behaviour

  • Elizabeth Christopher

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Meena Chavan, Leanne M. Carter
    Pages 149-170
  3. Elizabeth Christopher
    Pages 217-237
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 239-244

About this book


This book brings together a variety of international, cross-cultural case studies of management education programmes and discusses the results in light of the present higher social expectations on managerial behaviour. It presents both traditional and unusual approaches to management education, examining concept mapping, transformational learning theory, the practice-theory gap, cultural indoctrination and business students’ increased concern with socio-ecological sustainability. It moves from restating the purpose of university business schools to discussing the construction of conducive learning environments on introductory courses and of communities of learning through ‘harmonised teaching’. In addressing the social and ethical problems that will soon confront all managers, Meeting Expectations is a valuable resource for teachers, students and practitioners.


management education classroom interaction societal values concept mapping transformational learning social responsibility environment

Editors and affiliations

  • Elizabeth Christopher
    • 1
  1. 1.Independent ScholarAvoca BeachAustralia

About the editors

Elizabeth Christopher was Adjunct Professor at Macquarie University, Australia, from 2000 to 2010. She has interests in international management, managing cultural diversity, communication across cultures, and online teaching and learning. She is currently the leading co-editor of a Special Issue of the Journal of Management Education. She spent many years in the private sector before returning to a university environment and was awarded a PhD in 1983. From 1993 - 1995 she was Professor at Charles Stuart University’s overseas study programmes, in Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey. Through the 1980s and '90s she was a visiting professor at various American universities and a visiting fellow at the East-West Center, Honolulu, United States. Until recently she was a part-time Faculty member of the Honolulu-based Japan-American Institute of Management Science (JAIMS). Since 1993 she has been a Chartered Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).

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