Business schools are arguably some of the most influential institutions in contemporary society, heavily influencing the way much socioeconomic activity is conducted. The education they provide is an important theme to be considered in its own right—and perhaps even challenged.
This exciting book explores the role of business schools in contemporary global society through 3 key dimensions: How business school legitimacy has been challenged by the recent economic crisis and corporate scandals; How business schools contribute to shaping and transforming business conduct; and How business schools, past and present, develop their identities to face the challenges presented by the ongoing globalization process.
Combing perspectives from business school Deans from around the world, as well as scholars and business leaders, this book presents a unique discussion of the current and future challenges facing business schools today.
Part 1: Historical and Geographical Perspectives on Business School Legitimacy
- Chapter 1: Business Education: The American Trajectory
- Chapter 2: Creating a Business School Model Adapted to Local Reality: A Latin American Perspective
- Chapter 3: The Changing Role of Business Schools as Key Social Agents in Asia
- Chapter 4: Institutional Evolution and New Trends in Russian Management Education
- Chapter 5: The Legitimacy and Future of Business Schools in Turkey
- Chapter 6: European Business Schools and Globalization
- Chapter 7: CSR, Business Schools and the Asia Pacific Context
Part 2: Towards a New Legitimacy for Business Schools in Global Society
- Chapter 8: Business Schools in Society: The Distinctiveness of Diversity
- Chapter 9: Design Science as a Reference Point for Management Research
- Chapter 10: The National Role of Contemporary Business Schools in Response to the Financial Crisis
- Chapter 11: Business Schools – From Career Training Centers towards Enablers of CSR: A New Vision for Teaching at Business Schools
- Chapter 12: The Future of Business School Research: The Need for Dual Research Methodologies
- Chapter 13: Business Schools' Corporate Social Responsibility: Practice What You Preach
- Chapter 14: The Role of Higher Education Institutions in the Fields of Economic and Social Sciences: Has it Been Changed by the Economic Downturn?
- Chapter 15: Business Schools in Relation to the Organizational and Ethical Challenges of Systematic Transformation: A Polish Example
- Chapter 16: The New Rigor: Beyond the Right Answer
Part 3: Business Schools' Role in Shaping and Transforming Ethical Business Conduct
- Chapter 17: Responsible Business Education: Not a Question of Curriculum but a Raison D'être for Business Schools
- Chapter 18: The Business School of the Twenty-First Century: Educating Citizens to Address the New World Challenges
- Chapter 19: The Need for Good Old Principles in Financial Management Education
- Chapter 20: PRME and Four Theses on the Future of Management Education
- Chapter 21: A Plea to Business Schools: Tear down Your Walls
- Chapter 22: Corporate Responsibility and the Business Schools' Response to the Credit Crisis