By Oliver Laasch / Covid, climate change, Ukraine. There is a heightened sense of urgency in the air, and we have lived first tasters of how this age of grand crises may affect our lives. As a consequence, more radical and rebellious citizenship initiatives have become popular, and these initiatives’ actions are visible and impactful … Continue reading How to Raise a Rebel Manager?
Shruti Verma, Satoko Hagino, Jie Yang, Emjay M. Brizuela and Akshitha Menon / The future of inclusive responsible management education relies heavily on students. They are considered the most important stakeholders for business schools. The future will be made by students leading the sustainability space. Giving due importance to this factor, PRME launchedPRME Global Students … Continue reading Introducing the Students’ Voice – PRME Global Students
Divya Singhal / According to the World Health Organization, more than 700,000 people die due to suicide every year, and for every suicide, there are many more people who attempt suicide. Let me present you with some facts first: Suicide does not only occur in high-income countries, but it is a global phenomenonGlobally, there are … Continue reading Rethinking failure: Bringing social and emotional learning to management curricula
Lars Moratis and Frans Melissen / Business schools have derived their legitimacy from their claim to be educating the leaders of the future and helping to build tomorrow’s corporations. While their mission statements are fraught with such assertions, this rhetoric disguises the fact that business schools are experiencing an unprecedented existential crisis - a crisis … Continue reading Are we educating leaders for a future that will not exist?
by Debbie Haski-Leventhal and Irit Alony / With the grim reality of climate change and a global pandemic, and with the fast-approaching deadline for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), business as usual is no longer an option. Companies and business schools are shifting direction to align with younger people’s growing expectations that we save the … Continue reading Time for inclusive RME: Bring in the students’ voice
by Sandra Waddock / Business as usual in business and management schools will not do any longer. With the world facing numerous political, social, and ecological crises – and a closing window of opportunity for change – it is well past time that management educators recognize the need for significant change in what and how … Continue reading Transforming economics to transform business practice: Imperative for the future
by Jordyn Hrenyk and Emily Salmon / Indigenous Peoples are not often acknowledged in business schools, and when we are, the discussions had are often decontextualized, simplistic, and divorced from the diversity of Indigenous Nations around the world. If we want business schools to contribute to “shared prosperity and public value”, as Carl Rhodes wrote … Continue reading Complicating the stories we tell in business schools about indigenous peoples
By Bill Harley and Peter Fleming / In 2013, the US Academy of Management conference (AoM) – the world’s premier meeting of management scholars – took place in Florida. The theme was compellingly called ‘Capitalism in Question’. Thousands of scholars presented papers on the dark side of global capitalism, studying the stark wealth inequalities now … Continue reading Why are ‘elite’ management journals silent on issues that matter?
By Sarah Birrell Ivory / The climate crisis is one of the greatest crises we will face as a collective humanity of earthlings. November’s COP26 UN climate conference held in Glasgow was labelled by some as our “last best hope” to effect real and radical change to protect our own and future generations. In this … Continue reading COP26 legacy: A story of denial, delay, despair, complacency or action?
By Denise Baden / I first realised there was a problem when I was teaching business ethics using my typical method of a business ethics scandal – what not to do. I was shocked when one student thought I was educating them in cynical business practices – i.e., how not to get caught. I’m hoping … Continue reading Why we’re doing climate communication all wrong