Special issue on the future of business education and the business schools?

Education + Training

ISSN: 0040-0912

Article publication date: 16 August 2011



(2011), "Special issue on the future of business education and the business schools?", Education + Training, Vol. 53 No. 6. https://doi.org/10.1108/et.2011.00453faa.001



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Special issue on the future of business education and the business schools?

Article Type: Call for papers From: Education + Training, Volume 53, Issue 6

The phenomenal growth and development of business education and the business schools has continued unabated for the last 100 years or more. Today business education is a large and influential part of the university and college establishment.

However, the influence of business education on the economy and wider society remains in doubt. Concerns include:

  • the limited relevance of the academic emphasis of business education to relevance and practice

  • the failure to integrate analysis in any meaningful way in addressing business problems

  • the contrary view that the business schools have compromised their independence and objectivity in their attempt to be useful to business

  • the lack of any moral compass in business education and failure to understand the interface between business, government and society

  • the failure to come to terms with externalities, and the analysis of markets disembodied from their social, political and environmental context.

This special issue of Education + Training is interested in receiving papers on:

  • the contemporary transformation of the business curriculum

  • new modes of questioning and delivery

  • surveying challenges for the theory and practice of business education

  • critical analysis of the roles and responsibilities of business schools.

  • ducationþTraining uses an online submission system.

To submit your paper please go to: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/et

Papers should be submitted by the closing date of 1 April 2012.

For any queries about suitability please contact the special issue Editor:

Professor Thomas ClarkeSchool of Management, Haymarket Campus,PO BOX 123, Broadway, NSW 2007, AustraliaTel:: +61 2 9514 3604Fax: +61 2 9514 3817E-mail: t.clarke@uts.edu.au

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