Business schools have earned their reputation for encouraging avarice and evading ethical responsibilities – and no performance improvement plan is going to correct their deficiencies. So argues Martin Parker, author of Against Management and Shut Down the Business School and a professor of management with 20-plus years’ experience in British business schools. Parker outlines the ways these programs fail, how they’ve betrayed their graduates and society, and why the world would be better off without them. MBA insiders and apologists will likely shake off Parker’s critique, but for readers who share the author’s concerns, getAbstract recommends this impassioned and scathing j’accuse.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why universities should abolish their business schools,
- What these schools really teach and
- What the world needs instead.
About the Author
Martin Parker has taught at business schools since 1995, including at Warwick, Leicester and Keele universities. He is currently a management professor at the University of Bristol, England.
Comment on this summary
Customers who read this summary also read
Tressie McMillan Cottom
The New Press, 2017
The Atlantic, 2016
Robert D. Putnam
Simon & Schuster, 2015