Reimagining Business Education: Insights and Actions from the Business Education Jam

Paul R. Carlile
Boston University, USA

Steven H. Davidson
Boston University, USA

Kenneth W. Freeman
Boston University, USA

Howard Thomas
Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University, Singapore

N. Venkatraman
Boston University, USA

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23 Mar 2016
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
144 pages - 152 x 229 x 12mm
'Reimagining Business Education’ discusses the rationale for, and design of, the first Business Education Jam. It reviews key challenges facing business education and articulates a vision for how the role and delivery of business education could be reimagined. This book is critically important during a time when business schools, as an industry, struggle to identify the innovations necessary to meet the needs of a changing world. The Jam was the first open platform for dialogue of its kind for business education and continues to make an impact - including use by Schools and Deans around the world to guide strategic planning efforts; program directors as they drive innovation in their programs; and industry executives as they identify ways to better engage with business education. This book takes this collaborative effort a step further to break down traditional models and structures as we seek to reimagine the future of business education in a more open and connected world.
1. The Need for Real Innovation in Business Education 2. Critical Challenges 3. Enabling a Global Conversation – The Business Education Jam 4. The Emerging Impact of Open Innovation 5. Addressing the Gap between Theory and Practice 6. Reimagining Business Education 7. Next Steps: Where Do We Go from Here?
Paul R. Carlile is Associate Professor of Management and the Senior Associate Dean for Innovation at the Boston University Questrom School of Business. He was previously at the MIT Sloan School of Management and also served as Department Chair of Information Systems at the Boston University Questrom School of Business. Steven H. Davidson is Associate Dean, Academic Programs, at Boston University Questrom School of Business and served as the lead Project Manager for the Business Education Jam. In his role as Associate Dean, Steven provides leadership for cross-program efforts including assessment, program research, accreditation, and the development, support, and implementation of curricular initiatives, program enhancements, and academic policy.
In early autumn of 2014 over 5,000 people brainstormed on how to close the gap between business and academics in a massive online discussion and debate about the future of business education. In the current context of the growing divide between business and academy, global economic pressures, rapidly evolving technology, and a dynamic competitive landscape, the Business Education Jam explicitly articulated key challenges and provided a bridge to facilitate real conversation. This volume cites four things business education needs to do to continue to survive and prosper, which revolve around, in brief: quality control; spotlighting educational and developmental aspects of business training while deemphasizing the assessment of programs; renewing emphasis on education and addressing student culture and misbehavior; and, finally, looking at the effect of business education on ethics and values. Distributed in North America by Turpin Distribution.

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