This paper aims to understand how an external assessment of resources, activities and performance contributes to continuously develop capabilities for business schools.
The EQUIS accreditation framework is reorganized into a capability‐based model for business schools. Next, the case of a business school's experience with EQUIS is used to identify core‐capabilities.
The paper emphasizes three core‐capabilities that are strengthened through the EQUIS accreditation process: strategizing, changing and branding.
The paper argues that an accreditation process characterized by cyclical assessments and floating standards incorporates the features of a sustainable strategy for continuously developing capabilities within business schools.
Lejeune, C. (2011), "Is continuous improvement through accreditation sustainable? A capability‐based view", Management Decision, Vol. 49 No. 9, pp. 1535-1548. https://doi.org/10.1108/00251741111173970
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