Management teaching and learning: A cross-cultural perspective

Mahesh N. Rajan, Akinori Ono, Howard Combs, Ken Gehrt

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Among the major goals of the educational system in the United States are the development of creativity and originality amongst individuals. On the other hand, in collectivistic nations such as Japan and Thailand, a social system has evolved that avoids conflict and promotes harmony. The Japanese system is rather unique and warrants a more detailed explanation. While Australia falls in between the United States and Japan, surprisingly it is closer to the Asian countries than to its Anglo counterpart. Hence, while American business practices and management education are admired around the world, applying these models without adapting to local cultures is both unrealistic and dysfunctional.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-76
Number of pages5
JournalProblems and Perspectives in Management
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Cross-cultural learning and teaching
  • Globalization
  • Management education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • General Business,Management and Accounting
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Strategy and Management
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Law


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