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Navigating AACSB accreditation with strategic leadership and change management: a systematic literature review

Irene Budi Prastiwi (Undergraduate Management, Universitas Prasetiya Mulya, Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia and Doctoral of Research in Management, Universitas Pelita Harapan – Kampus Sekolah Pascasarjana, Jakarta, Indonesia)
Martinus Tukiran (Education Management Doctor Program, Universitas Pakuan, Bogor, Indonesia and Doctoral of Research in Management, Universitas Pelita Harapan – Kampus Sekolah Pascasarjana, Jakarta, Indonesia)

Quality Assurance in Education

ISSN: 0968-4883

Article publication date: 13 May 2024

Issue publication date: 27 June 2024

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to identify the strategic leadership and change management used to obtain the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditations as well as the research development on AACSB in the past decade.

Design/methodology/approach

This study used a systematic literature review following Petticrew and Roberts’ study. The articles were limited to empirical studies published from 2013 to 2022, taken from the Dimensions AI database.

Findings

The findings suggested that two leadership styles were used to obtain AACSB accreditation: dominance-oriented transformational and financial leadership, alongside three traits of academic leaders: commitment, engagement and encouragement. Additionally, three change management models/processes were found in the articles: teaching evaluation framework, temporary isomorphism and authenticity. Finally, they discovered that the object of the studies on AACSB accreditation had been narrowed down from the organizational level to smaller objects consisting of schools’ identity, teaching, learning and business schools’ key players.

Research limitations/implications

As this study only used Dimensions AI, potential articles related to the topic outside the database could not be obtained. Thus, it limits the scope of the findings of this paper.

Practical implications

This study informs academic leaders in business schools about the role of strategic leadership and change management in obtaining AACSB accreditation.

Originality/value

Through a systematic scoping review, this study presented a decade of research development on AACSB in addition to the strategic leadership and change management needed to obtain it.

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Acknowledgements

The authors extend their gratitude to the reviewers and the Journal’s editorial team for their invaluable contributions and constructive feedback, which have been pivotal in enhancing the quality of this work. Special appreciation is also extended to the Research Office of the School of Business and Economics at Universitas Prasetiya Mulya for their support in proofreading the manuscript, which improved its clarity and coherence.

Citation

Prastiwi, I.B. and Tukiran, M. (2024), "Navigating AACSB accreditation with strategic leadership and change management: a systematic literature review", Quality Assurance in Education, Vol. 32 No. 3, pp. 340-355. https://doi.org/10.1108/QAE-12-2023-0214

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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