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Spreading the Gospel of Change

in The Roots, Rituals, and Rhetorics of Change: North American Business Schools After the Second World War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776165
eISBN:
9780804778916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776165.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter examines the spread of the vision for change in business schools and management education in North America in the 1950s. It describes major developments in four different leading ... More


The World before (and Shortly after) Wharton: Getting a Business Education in the Nineteenth Century

Steven Conn

in Nothing Succeeds Like Failure: The Sad History of American Business Schools

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501742071
eISBN:
9781501742088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501742071.003.0002
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter examines why educational leaders and businessmen in the United States thought it was a good idea to establish business schools in the first place. The answer often offered at the time ... More


The Nineteenth-Century Business School: Fall of the Classical and Rise of the Vocational and School of Opportunity Traditions

in Creating New Knowledge in Management: Appropriating the Field's Lost Foundations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770750
eISBN:
9780804778374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770750.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

The collegiate school of business (CSB) was established to elevate business training and to make higher education practical. An example of the CSB was the Wharton School of Finance and Economy (WSFE) ... More


Nothing Succeeds Like Failure: The Sad History of American Business Schools

Steven Conn

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501742071
eISBN:
9781501742088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501742071.001.0001
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Do business schools actually make good on their promises of “innovative,” “outside-the-box” thinking to train business leaders who will put society ahead of money-making? Do they help society by ... More


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