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Educating integrated catalysts: transforming business schools toward ethics and sustainability

Akrivou, K. and Bradbury-Huang, H. (2015) Educating integrated catalysts: transforming business schools toward ethics and sustainability. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 14 (2). pp. 222-240. ISSN 1537-260X

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To link to this item DOI: 10.5465/amle.2012.0343

Abstract/Summary

Joining the sharpening critique of conventional University-based business school education, we argue that educating integrated catalysts is necessary to meet current sustainability challenges. The key feature of moving toward the integration required at the individual level is focusing on developing students' capacity for moral and cognitive maturity. Practically, this makes the practice of genuine dialogue focal as core interpersonal method for educating management students. In supporting such education, business schools must however first transform themselves. Acting as transformative social enterprises, they can demonstrate being a part in critically questioning and improving the impact and relevance of management on the flourishing of wider society and the practice of an ethically oriented economy. We offer practical suggestions and implications for future business education reform.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Henley Business School > Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
ID Code:35772
Publisher:Academy of Management

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