Reviewing the challenges of business school leadership

Keywords: Academic leadership, business school, impact, leadership, challenges, Strategy


Much existing research takes the point of departure on contextualized challenges of business schools in a specific geographical area or in tight connection to pedagogical development of curriculum changes. In contrast, the aim of this paper is to identify the potentials and challenges of managing and leading business schools through a review of existing research. Based on this, future research directions will be proposed.
This is a working paper under development.


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6.1 Academic Leadership