An open system approach to higher learning: the role of joint ventures with business

Mahmoud M. Yasin (East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee, USA)
Andrew J. Czuchry (East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee, USA)
James Martin (East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee, USA)
Ray Feagins (Sprint, Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA)

Industrial Management & Data Systems

ISSN: 0263-5577

Publication date: 1 July 2000

Abstract

The gap between higher learning practices and business expectations in terms of preparing engineering, technology, and business students is significant. This paper offers an innovative approach toward narrowing that gap. The approach offered stresses an open system orientation and partnerships between business and education. This approach was utilized successfully, resulting in win‐win outcomes for both business and higher education. The results of a mini‐case study are presented and their implications are discussed.

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Citation

Yasin, M.M., Czuchry, A.J., Martin, J. and Feagins, R. (2000), "An open system approach to higher learning: the role of joint ventures with business", Industrial Management & Data Systems, Vol. 100 No. 5, pp. 227-233. https://doi.org/10.1108/02635570010335262

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MCB UP Ltd

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