Monday, December 8, 2014

Book Review Disrupt or be Disrupted: A Blueprint for Change in Management Education

PETRIGLIERI Gianpiero
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Academy of Management Learning & Education (forthcoming)


There are two bold pronouncements at each end of "Disrupt or be distrupted," a landmark book edited by Erich Dierdorff and Frederick Morgenson whose subtitle promises "a blueprint for change in management education." The volume greets the reader with the boast that "The MBA program, the flagship of business schools, was the greatest educational innovation of the twentieth century" (p.vii) and bids farewell with the warning that "we must choose to disrupt, renovate, and renew our current approaches to graduate management education, least we allow ourselves to drift into continued complacency and, ultimately, irrelevance" (p.371).