1 Introduction Sociology and management education

DOI: 10.4324/9781003257813-1

Management education has come to acquire unprecedented public esteem and global currency in contemporary times. This was not always the case, though. As a programme of professional education, it had to face stiff resistance from various quarters in the early years of its origins. Critics of capitalism chastised it for its unequivocal identification with the profit-seeking motives of the corporate firms and their greedy shareholders. Defenders of the scholarly ethos of the modern academy looked down upon it for its vocationalism and academic shallowness. It was taken to be a part of the ideological project of modern capitalism meant to eulogise the virtues of corporate ...

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