Management Education for the World

Management Education for the World

A Vision for Business Schools Serving People and Planet

Katrin Muff, Thomas Dyllick, Mark Drewell, John North, Paul Shrivastava and Jonas Haertle

This book explores the 21st century agenda of management education, identifying three fundamental goals: educating and developing globally responsible leaders, enabling business organizations to serve the common good, and engaging in the transformation of business and the economy. It is a clarion call of service to society for a sector lost between the interests of faculty, business and the schools themselves at the expense of people and planet. It sees business education stepping up to the plate with the ability of holding and creating a space to provide responsible leadership for a sustainable world embodied in the central and unifying element of the 50+20 vision, the collaboratory.


Katrin Muff, Thomas Dyllick, Mark Drewell, John North, Paul Shrivastava and Jonas Haertle

Subjects: business and management, corporate social responsibility, management education, management and sustainability


I’ve been doing this too long. After three days of uncomfortable conference halls, endless presentations, interminable speeches, accusations and counter accusations, reluctant handshakes, air-conditioned hotel lobbies, pamphlets, police and protests I was close to giving up. Apart from the faster bandwidth and the explosion of microdrones cluttering the smoggy sky it seemed as if little had changed since Rio 2012: the world is a conflagration of ecological destruction, a stuttering economy, and interminable politics. Of course, many people were trying to resolve some of the problems through the old channels – but their efforts seemed futile when set against the overwhelming crises we face.

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