Management Education for the Year 2000

  • Roger Evered


The thesis of the article is that as we move into the 1980s and 1990s, current practices in management education will be increasingly strained by the evolving social realities. Management education must either undergo radical revision, or it will become increasingly irrelevant for professional future managers.


Business School Management Education Managerial Population Positivistic Science Probable World 
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Notes and References

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© Cary L. Cooper 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger Evered
    • 1
  1. 1.Naval Postgraduate School of MontereyUSA

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