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The Institutional Development of Business Schools

Andrew M. Pettigrew, Eric Cornuel, and Ulrich Hommel


In recent times, the fastest growing part of the higher education system has been business schools. There has been an established set of university-based business schools in the U.S.A. since the early part of the twentieth century. Growth has come in Europe from the 1960s to the 1990s and in Australasia and Asia over the past 20 years. This growth has inevitably attracted the interest of those both applauding and sceptical of these developments, and an increasing amount of scholarly literature on business schools has appeared. The purpose of this book is to assess the character and quality of ... More

Keywords: business schools, institutional development, leadership, ranking, branding

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198713364
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713364.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew M. Pettigrew, editor
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Eric Cornuel, editor
European Foundation for Management Development

Ulrich Hommel, editor
Strategic Finance Institute (SFI), EHS Business School

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1 Introduction

Andrew M. Pettigrew, Eric Cornuel, and Ulrich Hommel

2 Research on Business Schools

Ulrich Hommel and Howard Thomas

Part I The Change and Development of Business Schools

3 Leading Breakthrough Initiatives in Business Schools

Fernando Fragueiro and Josefina Michelini

4 Governance Logics in Universities

Fabian Hattke, Steffen Blaschke, and Jetta Frost

6 Relevance and Excellence in Higher Education Vocational Schools

Catherine Paradeise, Jean-Claude Thoenig, Stéphanie Mignot-Gérard, Emilie Biland, Gaële Goastellec, and Aurélie Delemarle

Part II Ranking and Branding of Business Schools

7 The Academic Arms Race

Jűrgen Enders

8 Branding Business Schools

Rajani Naidoo and James Pringle

9 Discipline as Institutional Maintenance

Andreas Rasche, Ulrich Hommel, and Eric Cornuel

Part III Challenges for the Future Development of Business Schools

10 Business Schools Inside the Academy

Ewan Ferlie, Graeme Currie, Julie Davies, and Nora Ramadan

11 Strategic Choice

Peter McKiernan and David Wilson

12 Back to the Future of Management Research

Ken Starkey and Armand Hatchuel