Climate change, corruption reform, gender equity, forced migration, and decent work are no longer marginal topics in the mainstream news or business school curriculum. Recent global agreements such as COP21 and the United Nations' 21 October 2015 release of their 2030 agenda for people, planet, prosperity, peace, and partnership highlight the urgent need for management education reform. As management educators, we play a critical role in advancing solutions to the complex and challenging environment for leaders in the 21st century. To this end, we have developed the Academy of Management Learning & Education (AMLE) Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) virtual collection.
The Framework for the Collection
In selecting the articles we have included here, we employed a multi-staged approach using two different sets of organizing categories to examine all of the articles published in AMLE since its inception. The first categorization scheme we used was the six Principles:
We then thought it would be useful to examine and categorize associated articles in terms of the level of impact from large-scale (1) societal and/or (2) institutional to the more faculty-specific domains of (3) curricular and/or (4) course. By looking beyond the six principles, we hope to develop a more matured conceptualization of themes throughout these four new categorizations, as they apply to ideas espoused in the AMLE literature. Furthermore, not only do the new thematic categorizations clearly intersect with the principles, but we believe they also encompass a deeper ethos tied to both the PRME mission and the development of responsible management education across societal, institutional, curricular, and course-specific initiatives (for more information please visit www.unprme.org).
As a final note, as we looked across the articles published in AMLE during the past 15 years, it was validating to see so many special issues on the topic of responsible management education (RME) and consistent coverage of associated topics including business ethics, social entrepreneurship, sustainability, global classroom, humanistic leadership, cross-cultural competency, gender, diversity, corporate social responsibility, responsible leadership, and many more. One striking trend we noticed was that some of the articles included in our list are strong in business school education and some are strong in responsible management practices, but most articles are not necessarily strong in both. We look forward to future articles published in this journal and others with a focus on blending these two domains.
The Future of the Collection
The intention of this collection is for it to grow and evolve over time with the Principles as a template. Many of the contributing authors listed here are already affiliated with the work of PRME as signatory higher education institution contacts, regional leaders, working group facilitators, and in many other capacities. By developing a more holistic list of the RME texts, our hope is to both grow the network of authors and contributing discussions around RME and engage with relevant academics beyond the PRME network to increase awareness for the overall promotion of responsible management practices. By connecting with AMLE through this collection, we hope to advance the six Principles across a new network of academics, practitioners, and AMLE stakeholders.
Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Ireland
Jennifer S.A. Leigh
School of Management, Nazareth College, USA
PRME Secretariat, UN Global Compact, United Nations
The following articles are included in this collection; see the table for further connections to the principles for responsible management education.
- Adler, N. J., & Harzing, A. (2009). When Knowledge Wins: Transcending the Sense and Nonsense of Academic Ranking. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 8(1), 72–95. doi:10.5465/AMLE.2009.37012181
- Alcaraz, J. M., & Thiruvattal, E. (2010). An Interview with Manuel Escudero: The United Nations' Principles for Responsible Management Education: A Global Call for Sustainability. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 9(3), 542–550. doi:10.5465/AMLE.2010.53791834
- Brink, K. E., & Costigan, R. D. (2015). Oral Communication Skills: Are the Priorities of the Workplace and AACSB-Accredited Business Programs Aligned? Academy of Management Learning & Education, 14(2), 205–221. doi:10.5465/AMLE.2013.0044
- Buono, A. F. (2015). An Introduction to Management Consultancy. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 14(1), 144–147. doi:10.5465/AMLE.2014.0397
- Costigan, R. D., & Brink, K. E. (2015). Another Perspective on MBA Program Alignment: An Investigation of Learning Goals. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 14(2), 260–276. doi:10.5465/AMLE.2013.0315
- Forray, J., Leigh, J., & Kenworthy, A. L. (2015). Special Section Cluster on Responsible Management Education: Nurturing an Emerging PRME Ethos. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 14(2), 293–296. doi:10.5465/AMLE.2015.0072
- Gentile, M. C., & Samuelson, J. F. (2005). Keynote Address to the AACSB International Deans Conference, February 10, 2003: The State of Affairs for Management Education and Social Responsibility. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 4(4), 496–505. doi:10.5465/AMLE.2005.19086791
- Ghoshal, S. (2005). Bad Management Theories Are Destroying Good Management Practices. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 4(1), 75–91. doi:10.5465/AMLE.2005.16132558
- Giacalone, R. A., & Thompson, K. R. (2006). Business Ethics and Social Responsibility Education: Shifting the Worldview. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 5(3), 266–277. doi:10.5465/AMLE.2006.22697016
- Greenberg, D. N. (2015). Globally Responsible Leadership: Managing According to the U.N. Global Compact. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 14(2), 297–299. doi:10.5465/AMLE.2015.0080
- Grey, C. (2004). Reinventing Business Schools: The Contribution of Critical Management Education. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 3(2), 178–186. doi:10.5465/AMLE.2004.13500519
- Hodgson, S., & Clausen, T. (2012). Business Education Accreditation in the Middle East and North Africa: An Interview with John Fernandes of AACSB. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 11(4), 736–743. doi:10.5465/AMLE.2011.0537
- Kayes, D. C. (2002). Experiential Learning and Its Critics: Preserving the Role of Experience in Management Learning and Education. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 1(2), 137–149. doi:10.5465/AMLE.2002.8509336
- Kickul, J., Terjesen, S., Bacq, S., & Griffiths, M. (2012). Social Business Education: An Interview With Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 11(3), 453–462. doi:10.5465/AMLE.2011.0500
- Lenn, D. J. (2015). Principles of Responsible Management: Glocal Sustainability, Responsibility, and Ethics. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 14(2), 299–301. doi:10.5465/AMLE.2015.0080
- Mctiernan, S., & Flynn, P. M. (2011).
Perfect Storm on the Horizon for Women Business School Deans? Academy of Management Learning & Education, 10(2), 323–339. doi:10.5465/AMLE.2011.62798938
- Mintzberg, H., & Gosling, J. (2002). Educating Managers Beyond Borders. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 1(1), 64–76. doi:10.5465/AMLE.2002.7373654
- Moosmayer, D. C. (2012). A Model of Management Academics' Intentions to Influence Values. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 11(2), 155–173. doi:10.5465/AMLE.2010.0053
- Moosmayer, D. C. (2015). Inspirational Guide for the Implementation of PRME: Placing Sustainability at the Heart of Management Education. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 14(2), 303. doi:10.5465/AMLE.2015.0080
- Navarro, P. (2008). The MBA Core Curricula of Top-Ranked U.S. Business Schools: A Study in Failure? Academy of Management Learning & Education, 7(1), 108–123. doi:10.5465/AMLE.2008.31413868
- O'Brien, J. P., Drnevich, P. L., Crook, T. R., & Armstrong, C. E. (2010). Does Business School Research Add Economic Value for Students? Academy of Management Learning & Education, 9(4), 638–651. doi:10.5465/AMLE.2010.56659881
- Parayitam, S. (2005). Leading Corporate Citizens: Visions, Values, Values Added. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 4(3), 382–384. doi:10.5465/AMLE.2005.18122431
- Pfeffer, J., & Fong, C. T. (2002). The End of Business Schools? Less Success Than Meets the Eye. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 1(1), 78–95. doi:10.5465/AMLE.2002.7373679
- Pless, N. M., Maak, T., & Stahl, G. K. (2011). Developing Responsible Global Leaders Through International Service-Learning Programs: The Ulysses Experience. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 10(2), 237–260. doi:10.5465/AMLE.2011.62798932
- Romero, E. J. (2008). AACSB Accreditation: Addressing Faculty Concerns. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 7(2), 245–255. doi:10.5465/AMLE.2008.32712622
- Salimbene, F. P., Buono, A. F., Lafarge, V. S., & Nurick, A. J. (2005). Service-Learning and Management Education: The Bentley Experience. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 4(3), 336–344. doi:10.5465/AMLE.2005.18122423
- Waddock, S. (2006). Forging a Path for Ethics and Business in Society. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 5(3), 334–345. doi:10.5465/AMLE.2006.22697022
- Waddock, S. (2007). Leadership Integrity in a Fractured Knowledge World. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 6(4), 543–557. doi:10.5465/AMLE.2007.27694954
- Waddock, S., & Lozano, J. M. (2013). Developing More Holistic Management Education: Lessons Learned From Two Programs. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 12(2), 265–284. doi:10.5465/AMLE.2012.0002