The business of business schools : putting strategic choice back on the agenda
Wilson, David C. and McKiernan, Peter (2011) The business of business schools : putting strategic choice back on the agenda. British Journal of Management . ISSN 1045-3172
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How times change. Writing in 2005, Eric Cornuel argued that “ in the future the legitimacy of business schools will no longer be questioned”. He developed the argument to say that that Business Schools had become “legitimised parts of society” and that “their role was clear”. (Cornuel, 2005). Just 6 years later neither claim would seem very robust or accurate. For example, The New York Times printed several letters on March 3, 2009, reacting to a news story about the pressure these trying economic times have exerted on the teaching of the humanities. The letter writers argued that “by studying the arts, cultural history, literature, philosophy, and religion”, individuals develop their powers of “critical thinking and moral reasoning”. The letters continued to argue that Business schools rarely develop those skills, which is allegedly why MBAs made the short-sighted and self-serving decisions that resulted in the current financial crisis and other organizational crashes (e.g.Enron, Parmalat, WorldCom).
|Item Type:||Submitted Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Business schools, Business -- Study and teaching|
|Journal or Publication Title:||British Journal of Management|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
Wensley, R. (2011) “An Assessment of the Efficacy of the Applied Innovation in Management (AIM) Research Programme”, Presentation to the Fellows of the British Academy of Management, April 19th, Oxford.
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