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Disrupt or Be Disrupted: A Blueprint for Change in Management Education by GMAC

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Intellectual Signatures: Impact on Relevance and Doctoral Programs

JC Spender

ESADE

Rakesh Khurana

Harvard Business School

Key Topics Covered in This Chapter

  • How academic discipline came to shape development of business schools
  • Evolution of the intellectual signature at four U.S. doctoral programs
  • Rigor versus relevance: reconsidering relationship between problematics and methodologies
  • History of business school research methodologies
  • Managing doctoral programs effectively to contribute to schools' intellectual signatures

Even though college-level business education has been available in the United States since the late 1800s, its academic quality and business value have remained generally suspect. Likewise, faculty training and selection, ...

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