In developing countries, the business school has special competence to bring together the business community and the university. It also can, and must, bring together those two with government as well. The distance that traditionally exists between these key sectors of society has seriously damaged educational efforts in many developing countries, especially by the misrepresentation to students or managers or public officials of the nature and intentions of the other sectors. This tragic breakdown in communications is gradually disappearing, thanks to the efforts of business schools to present management and management education as a universal institution and necessity.
Two movements in the field of management and management education in Latin America may serve as examples of' the changes that can be brought about by management education.
The first of these is the graduate program in management at the Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia, commonly called the del Valle experiment. The second is an organization now called CLADEA ( Committee of Deans of Latin American Graduate Schools of Management), informally known as the "healthy baby group."
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Publication information: Book title: Preparing Tomorrow's Business Leaders Today. Contributors: Peter F. Drucker - Editor. Publisher: Prentice-Hall. Place of publication: Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Publication year: 1969. Page number: 269.
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