Title: Back to basics: recapturing a philosophy of business and management practice

Authors: Alan Carroll, Brian Peat

Addresses: Division of Digital Business and Management Systems, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, Aytoun Campus, Aytoun St., Manchester, M1 3GH, UK. ' Centre for Enterprise, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, Aytoun Campus, Aytoun St., Manchester, M1 3GH, UK

Abstract: This paper offers a radical theoretical discourse on the extent to which business and management learning and teaching has failed in its fundamental mission of educating and training individuals for responsible modern management. Business and management teaching requires a fundamental reappraisal of its origins, its purpose and application, a redefinition of its philosophy as a social science. We propose a radical and seemingly controversial multi-dimensional intra-curricular approach to the learning and teaching of higher education business and management in business schools which offers pedagogy for business and management that recouples business and management education to individual and organisational responsibility.

Keywords: business philosophy; management philosophy; pedagogy; philosophical models; management practice; business teaching; management teaching; business education; management education; higher education; business schools; individual responsibility; organisational responsibility.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMCP.2010.037810

International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy, 2010 Vol.4 No.3/4, pp.225 - 243

Available online: 30 Dec 2010 *

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