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More than a marriage of convenience: The convergence of management and Indigenous educational practice


Nursey-Bray, M and Haugstetter, H, More than a marriage of convenience: The convergence of management and Indigenous educational practice, Journal of Management Education, 35, (1) pp. 168-186. ISSN 1052-5629 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/1052562910385425


In today’s globalised world, there is an increasing imperative to operate in multiple and culturally diverse contexts. Incorporating an inter-cultural approach into management education programs would appear to be necessary, enabling graduates to work anywhere in the world. In this context, what lessons can be learned from other cultures that can enhance how managers operate in international forums? In this paper we seek to answer that question by reviewing the lessons learned from teaching Indigenous peoples in Australia, and whether or not they can be applied to management education. Using a conversational narrative, we reflect on the utility of understanding and incorporating different cultural domains and knowledge systems into management education. We conclude with suggestions for the inclusion of cultural standards for management curricula.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:management education, Indigenous, Australia
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Cultural studies
Research Field:Multicultural, intercultural and cross-cultural studies
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Haugstetter, H (Dr Hilary Pateman)
ID Code:76592
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:NC Ports and Shipping
Deposited On:2012-03-08
Last Modified:2014-11-11

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