Business Schools as a Positive Force for Fostering Societal Change Meeting the Challenges of the Post-Crisis World

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The purpose of the article is to encourage (and in certain ways to initiate) an intellectual debate on how business schools can meet the intellectual challenge resulting from the financial crisis. We argue that this will involve questioning the traditional paradigms of management research, will require broadening the intellectual foundation of business school activities, and will trigger revision processes to incorporate the derived learning points into degree and non-degree programs. European business schools have to cope with these challenges during a phase of intense financial pressures, which may create the temptation of adopting myopic development strategies. The points made in this article may appear to be explicitly prescriptive, but they should be taken as an attempt to foster an open debate on the issues vital for the future development of the business school sector.



Business and Professional Ethics Journal: Volume > 31 > Issue: 2
Eric Cornuel, Ulrich Hommel, Business Schools as a Positive Force for Fostering Societal Change: Meeting the Challenges of the Post-Crisis World

DOI: 10.5840/bpej201231214


Special Issue on the occasion of the ten-year an-

niversary of EABIS —The Academy of Business in Society

Systemic Change towards Sustainable Business

Volume 31, Issue 2, 2012, EABIS Decennial Issue


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