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Gurus for changes in mgmt learning

india Updated: Aug 27, 2006 01:18 IST

LEADING ACADEMICIANS, industrialists and management gurus got together on the second day of AIMS convention at IIM-L to talk about the changes required in management education in the emerging global scenario.

Former ONGC chairman Subir Raha, set the ball rolling saying that India was already a global market whose full potential has still not been tapped.

He said that short-sighted political vision often creates difficulties. He advised the IIM pass-outs to help in bringing about a change in polity as well.

Prof Prem Vrat, UP Technical University, Vice-Chancellor mentioned the reasons why China was far ahead of India in ‘manufacturing management.’

“Indians are smart consumers who aren’t swayed by the Made-In-India tag. For them it’s quality and price that matters. Indian companies will have to rise to the Chinese challenge,” he added.

Prof Debashis Chatterjee of IIM-L spoke on ‘leading in global context’ and talked about altering our mental models.

He raised questions like: “What is right action? How to integrate people and systems? How to transform and stay alive?” He dealt with each issues at length in a highly absorbing presentation.  Various other industrialists, management school teachers and academicians presented their papers. There were faculty and student case study presentations too.