This invaluable source book offers guidance, support and advice for those contemplating or involved in academic careers. The contributions provide rich, personal, sometimes poignant and often humorous accounts of shared and unique experiences of those in the world of academia.

Rhythms of the Field
Rhythms of the field

A Look at the Future

As a former dean, I am not certain that faculty are fully aware of all the pressures being brought to bear on the modern business school by its many stakeholders. Clearly, we can be both relevant and rigorous. We can produce a theory-based business education with great practical value. However, to this point, the current period of transition has not, in my view, produced the levels of commitment and insight needed to achieve our goals.

Raymond E. Miles (p. 458)

Our challenge as faculty members is to understand more fully the external and institutional context in which we are working, to become better at “dancing with change.” We must accommodate and effectively utilize emerging technologies; become ...

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