The Institutional Development of Business Schools

Hardcover | November 24, 2014

EditorAndrew M. Pettigrew, Eric Cornuel, Ulrich Hommel

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In recent times, the fastest growing part of the higher education system has been business schools. With an established set of university based business schools in the USA since the early part of the 20th century, the growth since then has come in Europe between the 1960's and the 1990's, andin Australasia and Asia over the past 20 years. This has meant that, for example, in the UK by 2010 management and business studies staff made up 7% of the UK higher education sector and taught 14% of the students. In that same year, 1 in 8 undergraduates, 1 in 5 postgraduates and 1 in 4international students were studying management business studies in UK business schools.This growth has inevitably attracted the interest of those applauding and sceptical of these developments, and more scholarly literature on business schools has also developed. The purpose of this book is to assess the character and quality of selected research themes on the study of businessschools and to articulate a forward looking research agenda on the study of business schools as institutions. The book provides novel empirical findings on the change and development of business schools, the causes and consequences of the ranking, and branding wars around business schools inparticular and higher education systems more generally. The book also offers a stimulating critique of some of the intellectual, professional and economic challenges facing business schools in the contemporary world. The book's authors are internationally renowned scholars from the fields oforganisation theory, strategic management, management development, and higher education management and policy.

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In recent times, the fastest growing part of the higher education system has been business schools. With an established set of university based business schools in the USA since the early part of the 20th century, the growth since then has come in Europe between the 1960's and the 1990's, andin Australasia and Asia over the past 20 yea...

Andrew Pettigrew is Professor of Strategy and Organization at the Said Business School, University of Oxford and Senior Golding Fellow, Brasenose College. He was Dean of the School of Management, University of Bath from 2003 to 2008 and before then held academic appointments at Yale University, London Business School, Warwick Business ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:November 24, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Andrew M. Pettigrew, Eric Cornuel and Ulrich Hommel: Introduction2. Ulrich Hommel and Howard Thomas: Research on Business Schools: Themes, Conjectures and Future DirectionsPart 1 - The Change and Development of Business Schools3. Fernando Fragueiro and Josefina Michelini: Leading Breakthrough initiatives in Business Schools4. Fabian Hattke, Steffen Blaschke, and Jetta Frost: Governance Logics in Universities: Organisational Change as Oscillating Conversations5. Christophe Lejeune and Alain Vas: Institutional pressure as a trigger for organisational identity change: the case of accreditation failure within seven European Business Schools6. Catherine Paradeise, Jean-Claude Thoenigis, Stephanie Mignot-Gerard, Aurelie Delemarle, Emilie Biland, and Gaele Goastellec: Relevance and Excellence in Higher Education Vocational Schools: Business Schools as Institutional ActorsPart 2 - Ranking and Branding of Business Schools7. Jurgen Enders: The Academic Arms Race: International Rankings and Global Competition for World-Class Universities8. Rajani Naidoo and James Pringle: Branding Business Schools: Academic Struggles with the Management of Reputation9. Andreas Rasche, Ulrich Hommel and Eric Cornuel: Discipline as Institutional Maintenance: The Case of Business School RankingsPart 3 - Challenges for the Future Development of Business Schools10. Ewan Ferlie, Graeme Currie, Julie Davies and Nora Ramadan: Business Schools Inside the Academy: What are the Prospects for Interdepartmental Research Collaboration?11. Peter McKiernan and David Wilson: Strategic Choice: Taking "Business" out of B-Schools12. Ken Starkey and Armand Hatchuel: Back to the Future of Management ResearchConclusion13. Andrew M. Pettigrew: Building a Research Agenda on the Institutional Development of Business Schools