Sustainability in Management Education: A Critical View

Acevedo, Beatriz (2013) Sustainability in Management Education: A Critical View. In: Critical Narrative Inquiry – Ethics, Sustainability and Action. Nova Science, New York. ISBN 978-1-63117-557-2

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This chapter addresses some of the philosophical questions concerning education for sustainable development in the field of management studies. This chapter argues that mixing sustainability with mainstream topics on business and management such as Corporate Social Responsibility does not allow a critical approach. Also, it contests the traditional ways of “training managers” without a critical approach to the practice of management. As an alternative, this chapter proposes to link sustainability with the field of ethics and aesthetics. In addition, it proposes to re-think education for sustainability in management studies adopting some ideas from action learning and art-based methodologies. Some examples from the author’s experience are presented in this regard.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: management education, education, sustainability, critical view
Faculty: Lord Ashcroft International Business School
Depositing User: Dr. Beatriz Acevedo
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 08:13
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2017 08:13

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