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How to Develop a Sustainable Business School

9781802201208 Edward Elgar Publishing
Veronique Ambrosini, Professor of Management, Gavin Jack, Professor of Management, Monash University, Australia and Lisa Thomas, Professor of Strategy, Kedge Business School, France
Publication Date: January 2023 ISBN: 978 1 80220 120 8 Extent: c 128 pp
Tackling the pressing challenges that business schools face as they deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this scholarly How To guide provides rich insights into how to create and sustain the business schools of the future.

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Tackling the pressing challenges that business schools face as they deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this How To guide provides rich insights into how to create and sustain the business schools of the future.

The SDGs are ubiquitous and this signals that business schools need to embark on an urgent paradigm shift to embed the SDGs into their research, education and operations. Taking an integrated approach to sustainability, this work provides rich insights into how business school leaders, academics, students and professional staff can create the business school of the future; one that has close collaborative relationships with its stakeholders, that is inclusive and advances responsible management education, and ultimately generates positive societal benefits. The authors consider the drivers for sustainability and the roles of accreditation and rankings’ bodies, and how through their research, educational offerings and governance, business schools can develop new modus operandi to embed sustainability.

Accessible yet rigorous, the combination of theory with real-life examples in this research-based book will prove invaluable to leaders and managers in business schools as well as all those with an interest in shaping their agenda and activities, including students, scholars and all stakeholders interested in creating more sustainable futures.
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‘While business schools were heralded as the success story of 21st Century higher education, this book argues that a paradigm shift in governance is now required. Going beyond well-rehearsed criticisms of business schools and programmatic calls for incremental change, Ambrosini and colleagues argue that business school leaders must change the raison d’être of their organisations to focus on sustainability. The authors’ skilful marshalling of evidence and insight convinces of the need for transformation. Their deep appreciation of the institutional context surfaces many barriers to progress. For those who are brave enough to try to address these challenges, this book will provide an authoritative source of inspiration.’
– Martin Kitchener, Cardiff University, UK
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