Introduction: Why does management education need reinventing?

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At a time when a pervasive performative culture encourages scholars who work at higher ranked business schools to invest their energies in their research profiles, that is to say, publication outputs and external funding, why bother to focus on teaching, learning and education? And why in particular on ‘The humanities and social sciences in management education’, to quote the rather clunky working title that guided us during the creation of this Companion? Why are we trying to conjoin the management school with subjects like philosophy, art, sociology, cultural theory and history? Why does business and management education, characterized by healthy enrolments and a buoyant labour market for academics, need reinventing anyway? Apart from the lazy or cynical response that editing and writing for such a book also yields an entry on the CVs of all the academics involved, we believe there are a number of important reasons to care about the arguments and ideas expressed in this book.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Companion to Reinventing Management Education
EditorsChris Steyaert, Timon Beyes, Martin Parker
Number of pages20
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group (GB)
Publication date2016
ISBN (Print)9780415727372
ISBN (Electronic)9781315852430
Publication statusPublished - 2016