Chapter 2

Components of the Professionalism Model

. . . Professions show a pronounced . . . movement toward the rise of marketable expertise as a more or less exclusively important status element . . . The movement can be described as a movement from “social-trustee professionalism” to “expert professionalism” . . . 

—Steven Brint1

Keywords

Business education, higher education, professionalism, precursors of professionalism, academic capitalism, autonomy, expertise, self-concept, social agency

Introduction

Scholars recognize the need to educate business students as future professionals in society. Brint, Friedson, and Khurana all advocated a tier of professionals who can become an informed force that can thwart government bureaucracy, narrow ...

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