The Rise and fall of interdisciplinarity in management education

Suzanne Ryan, Ruth Neumann

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Abstract

Results from a longitudinal study of Australian business academics are used to examine the impact of government policy and institutional change on engagement in interdisciplinary teaching and research. Management education is a multidisciplinary field where, despite continual pleas for greater interdisciplinarity in teaching and research from scholars and practitioners alike, the attainment of interdisciplinarity remains elusive. While disciplinary identity is a common barrier to interdisciplinarity, the nature and culture of graduate business schools were potentially able to overcome this barrier until the introduction of a national research measurement policy along with subsequent institutional restructuring revived disciplinary silos.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 24th ANZAM Conference
Subtitle of host publicationmanaging for unknowable futures
EditorsBruce Gurd
PublisherAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management
Pages1-15
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)1877040827
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventAustralia and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (24th : 2010) - Adelaide
Duration: 8 Dec 201010 Dec 2010

Conference

ConferenceAustralia and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (24th : 2010)
CityAdelaide
Period8/12/1010/12/10

Keywords

  • management education
  • disciplines
  • academics
  • graduate schools of business

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