The position and role of the business school and its educational programmes have become increasingly prominent, yet also questioned and contested. What management education entails, and how it is enacted, has become a matter of profound concern in the field of higher education and, more generally, for the development of the organized world.

Drawing upon the humanities and social sciences, The Routledge Companion to Reinventing Management Education imagines a different and better education offered to students of management, entrepreneurship and organization studies. It is an intervention into the debates on what is taught and how learning takes place, demonstrating both the potential and the limits of what the humanities and social sciences can do for management education. Divided into six sections, the book traces the history and theory of management education, reimagining central educational principles and outlining an emerging practice-based approach.

With an international cast of authors, The Routledge Companion to Reinventing Management Education has been written for contemporary and future educators and for students and scholars who seek to make a difference through their practice.

chapter |20 pages


Why does management education need reinventing?

part |84 pages


chapter |13 pages

The Carnegie Report

Looking back and thinking forward

chapter |13 pages

The test of time

Historical perspectives on management education reform in the US

chapter |16 pages

‘Humanities’ Business' and other narratives

How to read the future of management education?

chapter |12 pages

Deschooling the manager through the humanities

Mintzberg's amateurish conscience1

part |86 pages


chapter |13 pages

Nietzsche as educator

chapter |13 pages

The art of relevation/revelation

A Whiteheadian approach to management education

chapter |11 pages


Hans Jonas and the ethics of business

chapter |17 pages

They have escaped the weight of darkness

The problem space of Michel Serres

part |80 pages


chapter |15 pages

Thinking in and of the world

Actualizing wisdom and pragmatism in business education?

chapter |13 pages

The art and practice of critique

The possibilities of critical psychodynamic education

chapter |15 pages

What matters in sociomateriality

Towards a critical posthuman pedagogy in management education

chapter |7 pages

The practice-turn in management pedagogy

A cross-reading

part |87 pages


chapter |11 pages

Hacking the classroom

Rethinking learning through social media practices

chapter |14 pages

Activism in business education

Making the social sciences practical for social entrepreneurs

chapter |18 pages

Spaces with a temper

On atmospheres of education

chapter |12 pages

Four voices

Making a difference with art in management education

chapter |16 pages

Playing and the performing arts

Six memos for the future classroom

part |78 pages


chapter |13 pages

‘Permission taking’

The humanities and critical pedagogy in the MBA

chapter |13 pages

Knowledge you can't google

Teaching philosophy at the business school

chapter |11 pages

Liberal arts in business and business in liberal arts

The view from Bocconi

chapter |17 pages

Integrating humanities and social sciences

Institutionalizing a contextual studies programme

chapter |9 pages

Survivors of an endangered species

Doctoral programmes of the future

chapter |13 pages

The researcher's duties

Continuing the conversation

part |101 pages


chapter |14 pages

The fact of otherness

Towards liberating the subaltern consciousness in contemporary management education

chapter |14 pages

Engaging with the contradictions of capitalism

Teaching ‘sustainability’ in the business school

chapter |13 pages

‘This is water’

Labours of division, institutions and history

chapter |13 pages

Management education and the humanities

A future together?

chapter |15 pages

Manners, taste and etiquette

New practices of ‘politesse’ in business and management