Visit the average university campus and it is likely that the newest and most ostentatious building will be occupied by the business school. The business school has the best building because it makes the biggest profits (or, euphemistically, “contribution” or “surplus”) – as you might expect, from a form of knowledge that teaches people how to make profits. Business schools have huge influence, yet they are also widely regarded to be intellectually fraudulent places, fostering a culture of … [Read more...]
Martin Parker teaches in the School of Economics, Finance and Management at the University of Bristol, UK. He has written or co-authored numerous publications, including ‘Fighting Corporate Abuse: Beyond Predatory Capitalism’. His most recent book is 'Shut Down the Business School: An insider’s account of what’s wrong with management education’.