Thursday, July 09, 2009

Sign of Progress?

"At Harvard, informal debates are said to be breaking out in faculty lounges about whether professors should focus more on teaching students how to run businesses that are sustainable in the long term, rather than just pawning off the latest hedging techniques."

That's Bradford Plumer, writing in The New Republic, on business schools' growing feeling of responsibility for the financial crisis.

One Harvard professor confesses that business schools still need to begin a conversation about their broader purpose in the world—a question that involves pondering “the fundamental relationship between the economy and society.”

Read the full story here: First, Kill All the MBAs .

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