The good business school

Carl Rhodes*, Alison Pullen

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As Organization celebrates its 30th Anniversary, this paper asks: what might it mean to be a good business school? The paper reviews research published in this journal to assess the current state of business schools, revealing a somewhat dismal picture of institutions beholden to instrumental managerialism, top-down hierarchical control, obsession with metrics, and narrow and elitist research agendas. This state of affairs is re-assessed though Raewyn Connell’s idea of The Good University. Through this analysis, we are able to identify the good business school as one serves society by educating citizens and creating knowledge that leads to shared prosperity, social equality and human flourishing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1273-1280
Number of pages8
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2023


  • Business school
  • education
  • good university
  • shared prosperity
  • society


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