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The Impact of a Regional Business School on its Communities

A Holistic Perspective

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  • © 2024


  • Contributes to the debate about the place and impact of business schools.
  • Illustrates and reflects the influence of the digital turn in higher education.
  • Highlights how regional business schools rival and complement the work of their larger counterparts.

Part of the book series: Humanism in Business Series (HUBUS)

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Table of contents (12 chapters)


About this book

The place and impact of large, elite business schools is hotly debated. Compared to such establishments, little has been written about smaller, regional, community-oriented business schools that serve and interact with their various communities at home or abroad.

Focusing on one of the smaller regional business schools in the UK, and incorporating perspectives from further afield, this book seeks to redress that balance. This local focus enables a more holistic understanding of what really goes on in terms of the complex relationships, practices, challenges and contexts at play in such an arena. 

The book, conceived throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, reverberates with a multiplicity of voices, perspectives and narratives, and reflects a process of collaborative autoethnography and critical friendship. It will be of great value to academics, students and others who are interested in optimising the benefits of regional business schools around the world.

Editors and Affiliations

  • The Centre for Sustainable Business, Institute of Psychology, Business and Social Sciences, University of Chichester, Chichester, UK

    Bob MacKenzie, Rob Warwick

About the editors

Bob MacKenzie is a Visiting Professor at the University of Chichester. For the past 12 years, he has been Commissioning Editor of, and regular contributor to, AMED’s quarterly journal Organisations and People (e-O&P online since 2008), and Convenor of the AMED Writers’ Group. He has written extensively for an academic, practitioner and policy-making readership.   

Rob Warwick is a Professor in Management and Organisational Learning at the University of Chichester. Before entering academia, he worked with the Department of Health on healthcare policy in a variety of management positions. He has co-edited three editions of e-O&P and is currently co-editing a special edition of the Sage Journal Action Research.  

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