National Case Symposium at ISME, Bangalore on Dec. 10, 2011
ISME is organizing a one-day National Case Symposium on “Developing Indian Case Studies to Impart Professional Values in Management Education” in collaboration with Quality Council of India (QCI) on December 10, 2011.
The prevalent global economic order is facing a major crisis since the Great Depression. The world hasn’t witnessed this kind of economic uncertainty in the last seventy five years. While the root causes of this malady are many, one of the reasons for the recent global financial crisis has been the unethical business practices, and questionable/ unprofessional behavior of established corporate and financial institutions.
Business schools cannot absolve themselves of their graduates’ unethical behavior; after all, the CEOs and executives of leading firms are graduates of the top global business schools. Capitalism is at cross roads and there is moral crisis questioning the probity of the free market system; this moral crisis has triggered an intense debate in the B- Schools worldwide on the relevance of imparting professional values through the academic curriculum. The debate focused mostly on the:
- Nature and content of professional values
It is a general observation that the focus, the content and the teaching methods adopted are mostly ethics oriented in general rather on specific professional values.
- How to promote professional values?
Imparting Professional values is an interactive process and not a one-way street from the teacher to the taught. Iterative interactions amongst the students make them realize the significance and relevance of these values in their decision making and actions in their professional careers.
Relevance of Case Studies
The debate on effective learning methods to impart professional values has generally concluded that, inter alia, case method is the best.
It is in this context, ISME is organizing a one-day National Case Symposium on “Developing Indian Case Studies to Impart Professional Values in Management Education” in collaboration with Quality Council of India (QCI) on December 10, 2011. The objective is to relate professional values to the latest developments in the Indian corporate setting.