Decoupling Responsible Management Education

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Decoupling Responsible Management Education

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dc.contributor.author Rasche, Andreas
dc.contributor.author Gilbert, Dirk Ulrich
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-11T10:34:42Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-11T10:34:42Z
dc.date.issued 2014-08-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8955
dc.description.abstract Business schools increasingly aim to embed corporate responsibility, sustainability, and ethics into their curricular and extracurricular activities. This paper examines under what conditions business schools may decouple the structural effects of their engagement in responsible management education from organizational practices. We argue that schools may be unable to match rising institutional pressures to publicly commit to responsible management education with their internal capacity for change. Our analysis proposes that decoupling is likely if schools (1) are exposed to resource stringency, (2) face overt or covert resistance against change processes, (3) are confronted with competing institutional pressures, and (4) perceive institutional demands as ambiguous. The discussion points to two implications. While decoupling may give rise to the illusion that responsible management education is progressing, it is also possible that an inconsistency between talk and action can help schools to articulate ambitions for responsible management education, which, over time, inspire recoupling effects. en_US
dc.format.extent 34 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.publisher Academy of Management en_US
dc.subject.other Responsible Management education en_US
dc.subject.other Decoupling en_US
dc.subject.other Business schools en_US
dc.subject.other Institutional theory en_US
dc.subject.other Curriculum change en_US
dc.title Decoupling Responsible Management Education en_US
dc.type cp en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.corporation University of Hamborg en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Interkulturel Kommunikation og Ledelse en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort IKL en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Intercultural Communication and Management en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort ICM en_US
dc.description.notes Paper presented at The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2014: The Power of Words August 01 - 05 2014. Philadelphia, USA en_US
dc.publisher.city New York en_US
dc.publisher.year 2014 en_US
dc.title.subtitle Why Business Schools May Not Walk Their Talk en_US


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