Educational Innovation in Economics and Business

Educating Knowledge Workers for Corporate Leadership: Learning into the Future

  • Ann Bentzen-Bilkvist
  • Wim H. Gijselaers
  • Richard G. Milter

Part of the Educational Innovation in Economics and Business book series (EIEB, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Designing New Education Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Noah P. Barsky, Anthony H. Catanach Jr., David E. Stout
      Pages 3-19
    3. Herman van den Bosch, Mario Kieft
      Pages 41-56
  3. Preparing Students for Work in the Corporate Arena

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Rien Brouwers, Greta de Wit, Ranald MacDonald
      Pages 75-92
    3. Daniel Koys, Lisa Gundry
      Pages 93-112
    4. Jacqueline Yates
      Pages 113-129
    5. Mary York Christ, Michael K. McCuddy, Wendy L. Pirie
      Pages 131-144
  4. Using Technology to Enhance Learning Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Dave Sullivan, Claudia C. Cogliser
      Pages 147-156
    3. Ben Martz, Claudia Rawlins
      Pages 157-171
    4. Owen P. Hall Jr.
      Pages 173-182
    5. Susan Gardner, Ben Martz
      Pages 183-194
  5. Methods to Maximize Student Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Alex Bennet
      Pages 197-218
    3. Ivy J. Millman
      Pages 219-229
    4. Paul Quintas, Wendy Fowle
      Pages 231-248
    5. Jeannette Hommes, Wim Gijselaers
      Pages 263-273
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 275-281

About this book


Many workplaces have become characterized as learning organizations where knowledge workers provide the required competitive edge. Due to the dynamic changes in the economic structures, adaptive, generative, lifelong, and continuous learning have become norms. Leaders in the corporate world have a greater responsibility to provide direction in knowledge building and knowledge delivery systems. The key competencies required for leadership have been impacted by the change in corporate structures and the ever-changing formats that define competitive business landscapes. Traditional universities are also experiencing greater demand to provide the necessary skill sets required by individuals tasked with developing, incorporating, and communicating new knowledge. When it comes to learning models, the business focus on "continuous improvement" makes all the sense in the world.
It is in this spirit of continuous learning that this book was compiled. The seventh volume in the series Educational Innovation in Economics and Business contains a unique selection of articles addressing four major themes: (I) Designing New Education Models, (II) Preparing Students for Work in the Corporate Arena, (III) Using Technology to Enhance Learning Environments, and (IV) Methods to Maximize Student Learning. It is meant for educators in corporate training centers as well as for teachers in further and higher education.


Internet curriculum education higher education innovation knowledge transfer learning management organization teaching

Editors and affiliations

  • Ann Bentzen-Bilkvist
    • 1
  • Wim H. Gijselaers
    • 2
  • Richard G. Milter
    • 3
  1. 1.AccentureChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Maastricht UniversityMaastrichtthe Netherlands
  3. 3.Ohio UniversityAthensUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6195-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1392-4
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