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The Past, Present, and Future of the Business School

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Maps out the historical development of the university from medieval times to the modern structure

  • Compares and contrasts the challenges faced by business schools with other professional university programs

  • Discusses the roots of the criticisms about university-based business schools through historical, resource, and professional lenses

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

    • Edward W. Miles
    Pages 1-6
  3. The Business School

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 63-63
    2. Prestige-Seeking by Business Schools

      • Edward W. Miles
      Pages 77-88
    3. Credentialing: Safe for Another 800 Years?

      • Edward W. Miles
      Pages 89-100
  4. The Business School Among the Professional Schools of the University

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 101-101
    2. Lessons from University-Based Medical Schools

      • Edward W. Miles
      Pages 151-164
  5. Looking Forward

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 165-165

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.




Keywords

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

Authors and Affiliations

  • Georgia State University, Lawrenceville, USA

    Edward W. Miles

About the author

Edward W. Miles is the Faculty Director of MBA Programs in the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, USA, where he has taught for over 25 years.  Prior to that, he was on the faculty of the College of Commerce at Clemson University, USA.



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eBook
USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-33639-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)