Title: Responsible management education: active learning approaches emphasising sustainability and social entrepreneurship

Authors: Ana Cristina O. Siqueira; Diane P. Ramos; Louise Kelly; Kamel Mnisri; Peter Kassouf

Addresses: Palumbo Donahue School of Business, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15282, USA ' Palumbo Donahue School of Business, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15282, USA ' School of Management, Alliant International University, 10455 Pomerado Road, San Diego, CA 92131, USA ' ICN Business School Nancy-Metz, 13, rue Michel Ney, CO 75, 54037 Nancy Codex, France ' Community Counselling Service Co., LLC (CCS), 100 Montgomery St Suite 2270, San Francisco, CA, 94104, USA

Abstract: Active learning can serve as a platform for addressing sustainability, ethics, and social entrepreneurship by engaging students in experiential activities with external organisations for initiatives with a social mission. A variety of active learning approaches provide an opportunity to promote collaboration between students and external organisations in pursuit of a socially beneficial goal. This paper highlights different active learning approaches that emphasise sustainability, ethics, and social entrepreneurship in undergraduate and graduate management education. These approaches include experiential learning methods, such as undergraduate case competitions and global MBA case studies, as well as action learning methods, such as live consulting projects and cross-national student collaborations. These active learning approaches can help students address ethical, social, and environmental issues in complex business situations.

Keywords: responsible management education; active learning; sustainability; social entrepreneurship; ethics; sustainable development; higher education; experiential learning; consulting projects; cross-national collaboration; student collaboration.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISD.2015.068791

International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, 2015 Vol.9 No.2, pp.188 - 202

Received: 27 Nov 2013
Accepted: 07 Dec 2014

Published online: 03 Apr 2015 *

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