From Higher Aims to Hired Hands
"I have been waiting for years for someone to write the definitive institutional history of U. S. management education, and this is it. From the standpoint of most analytic definitions of 'professional,'the term 'professional manager' is enigmatic, even oxymoronic. Rakesh Khurana's thorough, insightful, provocative, and courageous history of business education explains how this term came to make practical and cultural sense to a generation of Americans, and how its logic has been undermined in the past thirty years. "From Higher Aims to Hired Hands" is an exemplary work of institutional analysis, combining first-rate historiography with outstanding social-science scholarship. It will be essential reading for business historians, students of management and organizations, and faculty, administrators, and thoughtful students at America's business schools. "--Paul DiMaggio, Princeton University" "From Higher Aims to Hired Hands" is a tour de force. With profound depth and sweeping scope, Rakesh Khurana analyses the rise and potential fall of a uniquely American institution--one that has influenced management education throughout the world. His book contributes significantly to explaining how managerial capitalism could go awry and how to restore the moral underpinnings that would make management the profession of leadership. In addition to offering fascinating history lessons based on exhaustive research, Khurana adds new twists to institutional theory and points to future directions for educational practice. "--Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School, author of "The Change Masters, Confidence," and "America the Principled: 6 Opportunities for Becoming a Can-Do Nation OnceAgain"
"This panoramic portrait of the origins and ramifications of American business education is quite remarkable, rich in detail, powerful in the marshaling of evidence, and provocative in its claims. Khurana writes with confidence, authority, and erudition. "--Walter Powell, Stanford University
"This is a wonderful and important book for anyone interested in business education. There is a tendency for those of us involved in business education to think that we understand the dynamics of our industry and that there is little new that we can learn. How wrong such a judgment would be. In providing a sociological understanding of the origins of business education and the professionalization of management, this book prompts deep reflection about the state of management today and offers real insight into the challenges of elevating the standards of this particular profession. "--Joel Podolny, dean of Yale School of Management
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- 2007 Princeton University Press
- Book Quality:
- Princeton University Press
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- Business and Finance, Education, History, Law, Legal Issues and Ethics, Mathematics and Statistics, Nonfiction, Social Studies,
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- This is a copyrighted book.
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