publication . Article . Other literature type . 2019

Systematic Application of Normative and Descriptive Aspects of Management Education

Meirovich, G.;
Open Access Russian
  • Published: 07 Oct 2019 Journal: Управленческие науки, volume 9, issue 3, pages 72-77 (issn: 2618-9941, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Government of the Russian Federation, Financial University
Abstract
<jats:p>This theoretical study advocates strongly for clear differentiation and synthesis of descriptive and normative approaches in management education. There is a certain isolation of normative and descriptive theoretical frameworks presented in management courses. Normative models in management explain how organizations should be managed, while descriptive frameworks show how they actually are managed. Significant portions of what we teach in the business curriculum are predominantly descriptive; other parts are mostly normative, or prescriptive. If these domains are not sufficiently connected, the relevance of both approaches diminishes. When one piece of m...
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free text keywords: normative and descriptive framework, differentiation, integration, management education, lcsh:Management. Industrial management, lcsh:HD28-70, Collocation, Business curriculum, Sociology, Contingency, Normative, Management science
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