Reflecting the rapid rise in popularity of recent initiatives such as the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), this Handbook exhaustively covers a variety of responsible management, learning and education topics, and provides an invaluable roadmap for this fast-developing field. Covering various perspectives on the topic, right through to contexts, methods, outcomes and beyond, this volume will be an invaluable integrative resource for practitioners and researchers alike, and is designed to serve a range of communities that deal with topics related to sustainability, responsibility and ethics in management learning and education. Part 1: Perspectives on Responsible Management Learning and Education; Part 2: Educational Purposes and Contents; Part 3: Learning Outcomes and Processes; Part 4: Academic Environment; and Part 5: Responsible Research.

Responsibility in Business School Accreditations and Rankings

Responsibility in Business School Accreditations and Rankings

Responsibility in business school accreditations and rankings
Mathias Falkenstein Annie Snelson-Powell


This chapter explores the role of accreditations and rankings in shaping business schools’ progress in relation to the responsible management learning and education (RMLE) agenda. We take an institutional perspective (Meyer & Rowan, 1977; DiMaggio & Powell, 1983) and consider how these two ‘mechanisms’ or ‘institutions’ influence business school strategies at the organizational level, and at the sector level, and examine the extent to which their stipulations influence business school behaviour and inform the institutional template for legitimate business school behaviour (Wedlin, 2007).

This perspective allows us to better understand the limited progress of RMLE content in the curriculum in ...

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