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The Future of the MBA: Designing the Thinker of the Future

Mihnea C. Moldoveanu and Roger L. Martin

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195340143
eISBN:
9780199851775
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340143.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

The MBA is probably the hottest ticket among the current university graduate degree offerings—every year, more than 120,000 students enroll in MBA programs in the United States, and the estimates in ... More


The Contemporary University, 1978 to the Present

John W. Boyer

in The University of Chicago: A History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226242514
eISBN:
9780226242651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226242651.003.0007
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter highlights major themes of the previous chapters up to the current day. It explores the work of Hanna Gray in rebuilding university finances and fundraising in the 1980s and in ... More


The Development of Managers

John F. Wilson and Andrew Thomson

in The Making of Modern Management: British Management in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261581
eISBN:
9780191718588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261581.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter examines the development, education, and training of managers in Britain. It reviews national education and training institutions from basic education to universities and professional ... 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


Teach the Children … What?: Business Schools and Their Curricular Confusions

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/9781501742071.003.0003
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter discusses how, having decided to open collegiate business schools, universities faced a first-order problem: What, exactly, constituted a university-level curriculum in business? It ... More


Good in a Crisis?: How Business Schools Responded to Economic Downturns—or Didn’t

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/9781501742071.003.0006
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter assesses how business schools have responded to periods of economic crisis—or have not. What is striking is how business schools seem to have been remarkably untroubled by any of the ... More


It’s a White Man’s World: Women and African Americans in Business Schools

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/9781501742071.003.0005
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter focuses on the question of who has, or has not, gotten access to business education. Periodically, at almost regular intervals, a study appears documenting that women and people of color ... More


Same as It Ever Was: How Business Schools Helped Create the New Gilded Age

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/9781501742071.003.0007
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter explores what has changed and what has stayed the same in business schools across the United States. On the one hand, the growth of the finance economy since the 1980s has meant that ... 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


Dismal Science versus Applied Economics: The Unhappy Relationship between Business Schools and Economics Departments

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/9781501742071.003.0004
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter looks at the unhappy relationship between business education and the developing academic discipline of economics. In the minds of plenty of ordinary people, the two are basically the ... More


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


Introduction: The Beast That Ate Campus

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/9781501742071.003.0001
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This introductory chapter provides an overview of American business schools. While at one level business schools stand as of a piece of the way American universities have grown and evolved since the ... More


The Lessons of History

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/9780804776165.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the reform of business schools in North America during the period from 1945 to 1970. It describes the challenges faced by the advocates of ... More


The Rhetoric of Professionalism

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/9780804776165.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter examines the postwar pursuit of professional status for business and business schools in North America. It highlights concerns about the vision of managers and management that should be ... More


The Twentieth-Century Business School: Integrating the Vocational and Scientific 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/9780804770750.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

In the twentieth century, reforms enabled the business school to acquire graduate-professional status and to deliver the research university's requisite synergy between basic science and applied ... More


Research on Business Schools: Themes, Conjectures, and Future Directions

Ulrich Hommel and Howard Thomas

in The Institutional Development of Business Schools

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198713364
eISBN:
9780191781773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713364.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The purpose of this chapter is to review the current state of the literature by identifying the main research themes, by examining the contributions within each theme, and by discussing the ... More


Georges F. Doriot: 1899–1987: Dream Builder

Edward Morris

in Wall Streeters: The Creators and Corruptors of American Finance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170543
eISBN:
9780231540506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170543.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The chapter describes Georges Doriot and the formation of the American Research and Development Company, the world’s first venture capital firm.


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

Mie Augier and James G. March

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776165
eISBN:
9780804778916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776165.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Some rather remarkable changes took place in North American business schools between 1945 and 1970, altering the character of these institutions, the possibilities for their future, and the terms of ... 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


An Engine of Change: The Ford Foundation

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/9780804776165.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter examines the role of the Ford Foundation in the reform of business schools in North America. It explains that the foundation nurtured the reform of business schools by commissioning a ... More


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