The undue influence of US business schools

profileZahirIraniProfessor Zahir Irani writes in The Conversation, 15th October, about the US business schools who dominate the Princeton Review rankings. Can business schools in the UK and other regions ever catch up and why should they continue to try?

Professor Irani acknowledges the quality US giants extend on best business practice, but suggests mimicking the US model to build recognition within the US has implications and may be changing the role of business schools. It also places pressure on the business academic to publish in top US journals.

“A gold standard is one thing, but we have reached a point where we have a monoculture in leadership and management to the exclusion of others.

Professor Zahir Irani is Dean of the College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences at Brunel University London. @zahirirani1

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