The history of the North American management education can be viewed as an extended debate about the proper balance between academic knowledge and practical knowledge in the pursuit of meaning. Examines some features of this debate, and arguments, the meaning is usually clear and not short-sighted and potentially harmful, as well as claims, relevance, since it is usually designed basically irrelevant to the design of education. Examines how this debate has helped … Read more »

The history of the North American management education can be viewed as an extended debate about the proper balance between academic knowledge and practical knowledge in the pursuit of meaning. Examines some features of this debate, and arguments, the meaning is usually clear and not short-sighted and potentially harmful, as well as claims, relevance, since it is usually designed basically irrelevant to the design of education. Examines how this debate contributed to the development of business schools and suggests how the pursuit of meaning and the pursuit of meaning and beauty can be added.
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Mie Augier,
James G. March
Source: California Management Review
19 pages.
Release date: 01 May 2007. Prod #: CMR368-PDF-ENG
Pursuit of Relevance in Management Education HBR case solution