After two years of exploratory study led by the Vice Dean for Research Dr. Alenka Braček Lalić, a book titled Business and Society – Making Management Education Relevant for the 21st Century was published by Springer. The book is the result of 16 management education institutions from 11 countries, that sought to identify what are the current and future business challenges, what are the management and leadership development needs related to the current and future business challenges and finally, to get insights into the missing links between the needs of the corporate world on one side and the offerings management education institutions on the other. The editors of the book aimed at promoting and encouraging relevant management education are the Dean and President of the IEDC-Bled School of Management Prof Danica Purg, the Vice Dean for Research Dr. Alenka Braček Lalić and Prof Jennifer A. Pope from Grand Valley State University.
The book Business and Society – Making Management Education Relevant for the 21st Century examines the views of decision makers from 145 companies in Central and Eastern Europe and South Africa on how management education institutions and the corporate world can better cooperate with one another in order to meet the challenges of the contemporary business environment which is most prominently characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. 212 interviews and more than 450 responses to extensive surveys build the foundation on which the international research team sought to identify trends in this field.
Prof. Danica Purg and Dr. Alenka Braček Lalić contributed a chapter on “Empowering ethical and socially responsible management education – A case study on the IEDC-Bled School of Management” in the book CSR und Hochschulmanagement written by Markus Raueiser and Monika Kolb, IEDC PhD student, published by Springer.