Business Administration Education
A dynamic collaboration of nine experienced scholars, this timely work shares their rich blend of experiences and insights on emerging paradigms. This multifaceted work will assist students, scholars, and practitioners in attaining and maintaining excellence in an evolving world.
The editors have gathered a good list of academics from universities around the world - including US, Europe and the Middle East giving a good perspective on what it takes to lead, manage and understand complicated business processThis is a unique, non-traditional, OB-oriented book that is geared toward flexible leadership, and that offers a series of thought-provoking, motivating, growth-oriented, stories that will help readers to tap into their internal locus of control. Due to its interdisciplinary approach, this work plays into a newly identified, but very present need to expand the awareness of future leaders in business and academia. This work is designed to provide students and teachers in Higher Education Management courses, as well as those in corporate workshops, with essential tools to deal with the increasing ambiguity in business practices and the continuously changing business environment, while it will also represent a strong statement for gravitating with less inhibition toward what has been known so far as 'soft skills.' In this book we will emphasize the importance of ethics, spirituality, philosophy, cultural awareness, diversity acceptance, globalization, leadership, emotional intelligence, expanded personal and professional awareness, effective communication, conscious measurement, creativity and innovation, market awareness, global consciousness, sustainability, and well considered future orientation, along with other issues that have been neglected in the first 100 years of management. All these issues are in urgent need of addressing given the changed climate that has emergedGiven the traumatic confrontations with unethical business leadership, resulting in a turbulent first decade of this century, and an awakening from practically all sides to ignite positive change, we feel that our book will serve as an important example of bringing the interdisciplinary approach in business education and making it work!