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Post-pandemic responsible management education: an invitation for a conceptual and practice renewal and for a narrative change

Lovasoa Ramboarisata (Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, Canada)

Journal of Global Responsibility

ISSN: 2041-2568

Article publication date: 28 June 2021

Issue publication date: 13 January 2022




This essay makes the point that the corona crisis should motivate business schools and scholars to reflect on their interpretation of responsible management education (RME). It suggests both a conceptual and a practice renewal of RME, by respectively highlighting the relevance of the constructs organizational climate (OC) and professorial roles (PR) and calling for an enactment of business schools’ employer responsibility. It also argues that beyond mere techno-pedagogical and strategic developments, business schools’ post-pandemic challenges should encompass a narrative change.


Review of recent studies on the neo-liberalization of business schools and the implications of the latter on management educators and management education.


The corona crisis carries the risk of putting center stage and amplifying the entrepreneurial narrative in business schools. Such a narrative is deeply rooted in neoliberal assumptions. However, the corona crisis is also an opportunity to renew RME and to favour critical studies, encourage moral imagination and embark collectively on systemic activism.


Like other recent work, this paper reflects on what RME should mean and how business schools should set and fulfill their RME agenda in the aftermath of the corona crisis. To complement those former work, this paper proposes that the constructs of OC and PR be invited into the conceptualization of RME and insists that business schools acknowledge their employer responsibility.



Ramboarisata, L. (2022), "Post-pandemic responsible management education: an invitation for a conceptual and practice renewal and for a narrative change", Journal of Global Responsibility, Vol. 13 No. 1, pp. 29-41.



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