Responsible management education for a sustainable world : The challenges for business schools

Item Type Journal paper

The reforms in business schools based on the Ford and Carnegie Foundation reports (Pierson, 1959; Gordon and Howell, 1959) have been very successful in embedding management in a research-based body of knowledge, thereby elevating the academic status of business administration. These reforms, however, did nothing toward making management more socially trustworthy or management education more responsible. In the light of the pressing economic, social and environmental crises the world is facing, the feeling is spreading that not only business and economics but business schools also need to change fundamentally, if they want to be a provider of solutions to these crises and thereby keep and regain their legitimacy. The purpose of this paper is to provide a critical analysis of the fundamental challenges facing the role of business schools and their contributions in the areas of education, research, managing faculty, and role of the business school. It presents suggestions what responsible management education for a sustainable world could and should look like.

Authors Dyllick, Thomas
Journal or Publication Title Journal of Management Development
Language English
Keywords responsibility, sustainability, management research, responsible leadership, faculty development, management education, relevance of management research, role of business schools, student learning, faculty selection, faculty training, purpose of business schools
Subjects business studies
HSG Classification contribution to practical use / society
HSG Profile Area SoM - Business Innovation
Refereed Yes
Date 10 February 2015
Publisher Emerald
Place of Publication Bradford
Volume 34
Number 1
Page Range 16-33
Number of Pages 18
ISSN 0262-1711
ISSN-Digital 1758-7492
Publisher DOI 10.1108/JMD-02-2013-0022
Depositing User Prof. em. Thomas Dyllick
Date Deposited 10 Feb 2015 17:16
Last Modified 23 Aug 2016 11:21


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Dyllick, Thomas (2015) Responsible management education for a sustainable world : The challenges for business schools. Journal of Management Development, 34 (1). 16-33. ISSN 0262-1711

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