Academic MBA departments (Aberdeen, Bangor, Essex, Oxford, Salford, Sussex)

Root Definition

Provide formal education with qualifications on MBA approaches and undertake research in MBA approaches, to develop the knowledge and skills in MBA approaches

Customers

MBA students
Research organisations.
MBA user community

Actors

Research funding organisations
University funding organisations

Transformations

Transforms students into qualified MBA teachers.
Transforms MBA hypotheses into evidence-based theory.

Weltenschauung

MBAs have an evidence base that make them worthy of research and training

Owner

In each case, the hosting universities.

Environment

MBA teachers
University and research funding organisations
Media, who provide the majority of publicity
Financial climate, that limits funding.

Relavent Subsystems

NA

Contribution to the problem situation

Record keeping and data management is not generally taught as part of the syllabus (though it may be an implicit component of some professional issues modules).
Researchers may have limited awareness of what data is available nationally.
Focus is mainly on full 8 week courses.