Business and Society

Making Management Education Relevant for the 21st Century

  • Danica Purg
  • Alenka Braček Lalić
  • Jennifer A. Pope

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Alenka Braček Lalić, Jennifer A. Pope
    Pages 1-9
  3. Mislav Ante Omazić, Tanja Slišković, Rebeka Danijela Vlahov, Lara Jelenc
    Pages 27-46
  4. Ruth Alas, Tiit Elenurm, Tõnu Kaarelson, Marge Sassi, Maris Zernand-Vilson
    Pages 47-66
  5. Sándor Takács, Natasha Gjorevska, Barbara Meretei
    Pages 67-85
  6. Irina Sennikova, Iveta Ludviga, Elina Dubinska
    Pages 87-114
  7. Erika Vaiginienė, Raimonda Alonderienė, Margarita Pilkienė, Lineta Ramonienė, Asta Savanevičienė, Živilė Stankevičiūtė
    Pages 115-135
  8. Dorota Dobija, Anna Górska, Sylwia Hałas-Dej
    Pages 137-157
  9. Sergey Filonovich, Lev Tatarchenko, Liudmila Ruzhanskaya, Liudmila Pliner
    Pages 159-176
  10. Jaroslav Ďaďo, Gabriela Kormancová, Janka Táborecká-Petrovičová, Lenka Theodoulides
    Pages 177-202
  11. Alenka Braček Lalić, Jennifer A. Pope, Monika Kolb
    Pages 203-227
  12. Iryna Tykhomyrova, Vadim Saveljev
    Pages 251-266

About this book


The world of business is constantly evolving and management education institutions will likely face a number of challenges in keeping up with these changes. While most books focus on the needs of management education institutions, this work addresses the needs of the corporate world in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Featuring an extensive research study spanning 11 countries, it offers a unique perspective on the business challenges and developmental needs of companies in emerging and recently emerged economies, and on the missing links between those needs and management education. Using both company-specific and country-level data, the book provides businesses and educators with rare insights and recommendations on strengthening existing partnerships (or establishing them anew) between management education institutions and the corporate sector in order to make management education relevant for the 21st century. The book argues that ‘relevance’ should take the center-stage of all higher education institutions in order to accomplish their third mission, namely service to society. This is especially important for management education institutions, whose mission is to mold future managers and leaders who can have a significant influence on economic success and the wellbeing of society.


Management education methods Relevance of business schools Business schools and society Social business development Sustainable business development Competency development and training Management education institutions Management education case studies

Editors and affiliations

  • Danica Purg
    • 1
  • Alenka Braček Lalić
    • 2
  • Jennifer A. Pope
    • 3
  1. 1.CEEMAN-International Association for Management Development in Dynamic SocietiesBledSlovenia
  2. 2.CEEMAN-International Association for Management Development in Dynamic SocietiesBledSlovenia
  3. 3.Grand Valley State UniversityAllendaleUSA

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