Management and leadership development needs: the case of Hungary

Sándor Tákacs*, Natasha Gjorevska, Barbara Meretei

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    Based on our exploratory study with senior executive managers and human resource managers from companies, our research has identified the following trends in business organizations in Hungary: efficiency pressure due to the harsh economic conditions; increasing political influence and centralization; strong global trends in consumer-consciousness through internationally connected social networks (e.g. sustainability, ethical issues, social responsibility etc.). These trends, together with generational differences in organizations, press for changes in organizations such as increasing consumer focus and employee orientation and introducing more purposeful, flexible, organic structures with supportive and coaching-style leadership; and better quality of work and work-life balance. In this chapter, we give some recommendations for management education in companies and to higher education institutions about how to tackle these challenges constructively.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBusiness and Society
    Subtitle of host publicationMaking Management Education Relevant for the 21st Century
    EditorsDanica Purg, Alenka Braček Lalić, Jennifer A. Pope
    PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
    Number of pages19
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319788555
    ISBN (Print)9783319788548, 9783030076641
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2018


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