The Past, Present, and Future of the Business School

  • Edward W. Miles

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Edward W. Miles
    Pages 1-6
  3. The University

  4. The Business School

  5. The Business School Among the Professional Schools of the University

  6. Looking Forward

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Edward W. Miles
      Pages 173-190
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 191-196

About this book


This book examines the criticism that modern business schools face and how these obstacles have evolved throughout history. Through historical, resource, and professional school contexts, it sheds light on the operating environment of the business school and the challenges endemic to various university-based professional schools, exploring the likelihood that potential interventions will result in success or failure.

Business schools are often accused of inhibiting the practice of business by producing research that is irrelevant and does not address real concerns facing managers. This book investigates these accusations by outlining the historical values on which academic institutions are based, the resources and funding available today, and comparisons to other professional schools which undergo a similar level of scrutiny. This extensive coverage will help academics, administrators, faculty, and policy makers with the tools to understand better the ill-will towards business schools in today’s university structure, and ultimately to deliver on the benefits they provide to stakeholders.


Higher education academia business history leadership faculty teaching business ethics enrollment trends professional schools

Authors and affiliations

  • Edward W. Miles
    • 1
  1. 1.Georgia State UniversityLawrencevilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-33638-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-33639-8
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