How Can You Have Them Hear You When They Won’t Listen: the Challenge of Business Skills Training within MBA Programmes

Flegg, Chris (2015) How Can You Have Them Hear You When They Won’t Listen: the Challenge of Business Skills Training within MBA Programmes. Refer: Journal of the Information Services Group, 31 (2).

Abstract

Academic journals, magazines and trade publications; economic, market and financial flow data; global and regional statistics; earnings estimates; industry and analysts reports; country and business analyses and forecasts; political risk services; and up to date corporate news – compared to other subject fields, the array and quality of the high-cost, high-value information resources that knowledgeable and skilled business school librarians have artfully amassed for the benefit of their users is nothing short of staggering.
But as valuable and extraordinary as these collections might be, they will, most likely, fall victim to a long-standing paradox of business school library information provision: that, for the most part, the MBAs, who sit Golden Buddha-like at the epicentre of the average business school, cannot, and will not, derive from those resources the level of benefit that is commensurate with their inherent value.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: academic libraries, business education, MBA
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2016 16:31
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2017 15:30
Funders: Not applicable
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/5927

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