From Higher Aims To Hired Hands: The Social Transformation Of American Business Schools And The Unfulfilled Promise Of Management As A Profession

Rakesh Khurana
ISBN:
9780691120201

'Rakesh Khurana shows that university-based business schools were founded to train a professional schools were founded to train a professional class of managers in the mold of doctors and lawyers but have effectively retreated from that goal, leaving a gaping moral hole at the center of business education and perhaps in management itself.' 'Today, Khurana argues, business schools have largely capitulated in the battle for professionalism and have become merely purveyors of a product, the MBA, with students treated as consumers. Professional and moral ideals that once animated and inspired business schools have been conquered by a perspective that managers are merely agents of shareholders, beholden only to the cause of share profits. According to Khurana, we should not thus be surprised at the rise of corporate malfeasance. The time has come, he concludes, to rejuvenate intellectually and morally the training of our future business leaders.'--BOOK JACKET.

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