The competition fetish in business schools: Challenges and responses

Rajani Naidoo, Jürgen Enders

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Business Schools exist in a world with deepening social, economic, cultural and political fractures. These include an exponential growth in inequality, the return of absolute poverty and growing fault lines between those who have secure employment, those who work in precarious conditions, and those who are excluded. Migration caused by war and poverty has led to large scale suffering. Social solidarity within and across countries has been undermined, leading to rising xenophobia. Business schools, as institutions that are both nationally anchored and globally linked, with connections to business, government and civil society have the potential to play an important part in responding to these catastrophes and contributing to the greater good. Excellence contests combine with rankings and a citation and publishing industry to construct standardised worldwide measures to access the quality of business school research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPerspectives on the Impact, Mission and Purpose of the Business School
PublisherTaylor and Francis/ Balkema
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781003390633
ISBN (Print)9781032487588
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • General Business,Management and Accounting


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