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Analysis of challenges for management education in India using total interpretive structural modelling

Ritika Mahajan (Department of Business Sustainability, TERI University, New Delhi, India)
Rajat Agrawal (Department of Management Studies, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, India)
Vinay Sharma (Department of Management Studies, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, India)
Vinay Nangia (Department of Management Studies, IIT Roorkee)

Quality Assurance in Education

ISSN: 0968-4883

Article publication date: 1 February 2016

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to identify challenges for management education in India and explain their nature, significance and interrelations using total interpretive structural modelling (TISM), an innovative version of Warfield’s interpretive structural modelling (ISM).

Design/methodology/approach

The challenges have been drawn from literature and validated by an empirical study conducted through questionnaires administered electronically and personally to 250 management graduates. TISM has been applied to 14 finalised factors.

Findings

All the identified factors, except accreditation, were found to be important. Ineffective regulatory bodies and ineffective leadership emerged as the biggest roadblocks. Several significant interrelations were found which were sometimes not revealed by plain observation.

Originality/value

The existing literature has discussed the challenges for management education but not their interrelations. This paper uses TISM to demonstrate the relationships between different challenges and to explain the logic behind the relationships. The results would be useful for the owners (or managers) of management institutes faced with the same challenges.

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Citation

Mahajan, R., Agrawal, R., Sharma, V. and Nangia, V. (2016), "Analysis of challenges for management education in India using total interpretive structural modelling", Quality Assurance in Education, Vol. 24 No. 1, pp. 95-122. https://doi.org/10.1108/QAE-07-2013-0030

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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