Facilitating international business for socio-economic development: the role of business models and what business schools have to offer?

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    Abstract

    The development of business models in the 21st century is significant to socio-economic development. Higher education is seen as a fertile ground for developing business models. Business schools activities dominate the higher education landscape, particularly their MBA degree programs. This fact has instigated many to question the direct contributions of business schools to social and economic development. Business schools all over the world do face a number of problems, many of which are the result of offering a value scheme that mainly emphasizes on career-enhancement and higher salaries. This deviate from the aspects of business education as contrasted with the idea of organizational management as a profession. The present study review existing literature on the emergence of business models and the contribution to socio-economic development. Business school education is also reviewed to bring to light its contribution to the development of business models that are relevant to the growth of international business, presenting ways business schools/education can support business.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 11 Sep 2014
    EventBAM 2014: The Role of the Business School in Supporting Economic and Social Development - Belfast Waterfront, Belfast, United Kingdom
    Duration: 9 Sep 201411 Sep 2014
    https://www.bam.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info?id=1971&reset=1

    Conference

    ConferenceBAM 2014
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityBelfast
    Period9/09/1411/09/14
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • international business
    • business models
    • business school
    • management education

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