Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-173) and index.
pt. 1. Life as we know it -- ch. 1. Flexible organization -- ch. 2. Finding the added value -- pt. 2. Changes to come -- ch. 3. Profiling the customer -- ch. 4. Information technology as a change agent -- ch. 5. Global interdependence -- pt. 3. What we will need -- ch. 6. What business needs -- ch. 7. Learning environment -- ch. 8. Early years -- pt. 4. Philosophies guiding change -- ch. 9. Learning as the core value -- ch. 10. Enlightened organization -- ch. 11. Welcoming change.
As businesses try to keep pace with the changes brought about by globalization and technology, the need for skilled and flexible graduates has risen substantially. In What Business Wants from Higher Education, corporate and education leaders Diana Oblinger and Anne-Lee Verville provide insight intended to stimulate discussion between the business and academic communities to determine what higher education can do to better prepare students for their future careers in a constantly changing workplace.