The responsibility turn: building responsible doctoral programmes for a responsible future
Eva Cools

Eva Cools, DBA Manager & Research Manager of Vlerick Business School and co-chair of the 2021 EFMD Doctoral Programmes Conference (DPC), shares her reflections from the conference. Recently I had the honour to co-chair the 2021 EFMD Doctoral Programmes Conference (DPC), together with Christine Unterhitzenbergerfrom the University of Leeds. Although we already chose the conference…

Bring Context Back In for Impact
Srilata Zaheer

When I was hired by the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management 29 years ago, my first assignment was to teach a course called “Business, Government, and the Macroeconomy.” It highlighted business’ and governments’ necessary interdependence and partnership, and the role of institutions in strengthening business and society.  It reinforced my belief that scholars…

The 21st Century University: Societal and Sustainable
Andreas Kaplan

The societal aspects of education provide some of its main benefits, its purpose being to contribute to society’s welfare. Universities should accordingly produce responsible and accountable leaders in their respective domains through education. However, higher education’s quest for revenue and reputation has led universities to sideline or even neglect this stated societal purpose. While it…

Toward Better Measures of the Societal Impact of Research: Our Biggest Challenge
Bill Glick & Jerry Davis

When the Financial Times quietly posted a survey seeking input into the composition of its coveted list of scholarly journals in business, it set off a frenzy. Journal editors and other interested parties launched campaigns seeking to stuff the virtual ballot box, and thousands of “voters” obliged.   This response was not surprising. Inclusion in…