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Management for the XXI Century: Education and Development
to the Project Paris in springtime is the fabled city of a fabled season. This fascinating place and enchanting time were the setting for a June 15-18, 1980 conference on management education, the final phase of a historic cooperative effort between Americans and Europeans, the culmination of three years' work on an exciting project entitled "Management and Management Education in a World of Changing Expectations. " The project involved a look ahead at the thirty-year period from 1980 to 2010, the changes likely to occur during that time, and the implications for management and management education. Spon sored by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the European Foundation for Management Devel- xiii xiv INTRODUCTION ment (EFMD), it had two stages prior to the Paris conference - the first, a futures-oriented colloquium held in February 1979 at St. George's House, Windsor Castle, on "The Changing Expectations of Society"j the second, a colloquium held in November 1979 at Arden House, Columbia University, on "Management for the XXI Century. " The theme of the Paris conference was "Managers for the XXI Century: Their Education and Development. " While spon sored by AACSB and EFMD, the Paris conference was actually a worldwide meeting, with corporate leaders and deans or directors of business schools throughout the world invited to participate. Representation came from all continents, with 650 participants from thirty-five countries.