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Educating Business Professionals by Susan D. Gotsch, Lana S. Nino

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Chapter 3

Pathway to Professionalization for the Business Discipline

Expert knowledge, skill in its application, and an acquired identity in which individual interest is subordinated to group norms revolving around the service of a greater good—these three elements . . . virtually constitute the institution we call the professions . . . 

—Rakesh Khurana1

Keywords

Business education, higher education, profession, professionalism, professional socialization, autonomy, expertise, self-concept, social agency, multi-framing, foundation in ethics, critical thinking

Introduction

The role of business in society is poorly understood and can be quite complex due to the number of stakeholders involved in the cycle of ­business and the influence of the business ...

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