The Business School in the Twenty-First Century: Emergent Challenges and New Business Models (Hardback)
  • The Business School in the Twenty-First Century: Emergent Challenges and New Business Models (Hardback)

The Business School in the Twenty-First Century: Emergent Challenges and New Business Models (Hardback)

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Hardback 292 Pages / Published: 18/07/2013
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Questions about the status, identity and legitimacy of business schools in the modern university system continue to stimulate debate amongst deans, educational policy makers and commentators. In this book, three world experts share their critical insights on management education and new business school models in the USA, Europe and Asia, on designing the business school of the future, and how to make it work. They look at how the business school is changing and focus in particular on emergent global challenges and innovations in curricula, professional roles, pedagogy, uses of technology and organisational delineations. Set within the context of a wider discussion about management as a profession, the authors provide a systematic, historical perspective, analysing major trends in business school models, and reviewing a wealth of current literature, to provide an informed and unique perspective that is firmly grounded in practical and experimental analysis.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107013803
Number of pages: 292
Weight: 570 g
Dimensions: 234 x 157 x 21 mm

'Lorange, Sheth and Thomas provide a comprehensive, data-filled overview of the business school landscape including its history and current conditions. With an appropriately broad focus on schools throughout the world, and by considering what skills business schools should impart to their students and how they might accomplish this, this book is one of the very best overviews of the business school ecosystem.' Jeffrey Pfeffer, Thomas D. Dee, II Professor of Organizational Behavior, Stanford University
'The timing of this book could not be better as the world of business education is facing the greatest challenges and opportunities in its history. More than ever, business schools have to deal with new players, new models of competition, new technology, a new generation of teachers and participants, a new global environment etc. The book is full of ideas and insights that I expect will contribute fundamentally to the rethinking of our current business models. It is without question the most important and useful book on what business education will look like tomorrow.' Dominique Turpin, President and Nestle Professor, IMD
'As highly experienced business school educators, the authors are uniquely qualified to offer a credible new framework for evaluating educational practices. Their observations regarding research and curricula relevance, faculty appointments and workloads, current funding sources, globalization of business education, and the impact of technological advancements are insightful and intriguing. This book is a worthy read for anyone who is interested in how we educate the next generation of business leaders.' Thomas S. Robertson, Dean and Reliance Professor of Management and Private Enterprise, University of Pennsylvania
'In today's global and complex world, governments and companies need quality leadership to understand the challenges that we face, set a sense of direction, inspire others through example and execute action plans. Business schools were born as institutions to provide a learning context to develop leaders with clear thinking and values-based character to make things happen. This new book provides useful suggestions on how business schools can better contribute to business and society through leadership development.' Jordi Canals, Dean, IESE Business School
'This book makes a huge contribution to executive education, mainly due to its having an icon in this field among its authors, Peter Lorange. It will help business schools to review their mission and their role vis-...-vis society.' Emerson Almeida, President, Fundacao Dom Cabral, Brazil
'Lorange, Sheth and Thomas have written an insightful and thought-provoking analysis of the past, present and future of business schools, outlining the choices schools will face and strategic decisions they must make to thrive in the twenty-first century.' Kai Peters, CEO, Ashridge Management College
'At a time when, faced with globalization and digital development, everyone agrees in saying that business schools will have to redefine themselves to survive, Howard Thomas, Peter Lorange and Jagdish Sheth actually propose some clear, concrete directions. This book should greatly interest both people who are skeptical about business schools and those who unconditionally support them.' Bernard Ramanantsoa, Dean, HEC, Paris
'The performance of American business schools is coming under increasing scrutiny and skepticism, fueled in no small part by the unethical behavior of some their high-profile graduates. The schools themselves are being characterized as academic cash cows whose faculties suffer from physics envy. At the same time, the demand for business degrees has soared as the skyrocketing costs of a higher education drive parents to tell their offspring to use their undergraduate years as the means to a good job (as opposed to a good education). Meanwhile graduate school professors are teaching less while delivering their product for free on-line ... As the authors of this remarkable compendium ... conclude, the enterprise is now at a tipping (if not tripping) point. Their unprecedented, comprehensive, global perspective on the challenges facing business schools is scholarly, even-handed, and admirably practical.' James O'Toole, Daniels Distinguished Professor of Business Ethics, University of Denver

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