Building Leadership Capacity for Business Schools – A collection of thought pieces on leadership in business schools
One of the frequently stated missions of business schools is to produce future leaders who make a difference in the world. Curiously, there are few studies of business school leaders. Currently, 18% of business school deans’ jobs in the UK have an acting dean or are being advertised. Our colleagues at AACSB, ABDC (Australian Business Deans Council), and CFBSD (Canadian Federation of Business School Deans) also report a high turnover of deans in business schools in Australia and North America. As the Association of Business Schools has positioned itself since 2001 in part as ‘the school for business schools’ by supporting capacity building amongst our members with cohort programmes such as the Deans’ and Directors’ Development Programme, it is appropriate that we reflect on our own strategic leadership. How will we continue to develop competences that are fit for future models of business and management education and research in a more digitally networked and collaborative economy? How will we hire, develop, and assess those responsible for UK business schools?
On 8 October 2014, the Association of Business Schools held its second annual ‘business school leadership pipeline’ workshop. This generated a series of thought pieces that we have compiled for wider dissemination.
Alternatively, as part of our Business School Leadership Series we’ll be publishing a selection of the articles individually each month. Below are the articles featured in our November newsletter:
• Prof. Ken Starkey and Dr Christophe Lejeune - Back down to earth? Business school leadership at a time of disruption
• Dr Julie Davies - Future-proofing the UK business school deanship
• Dr Giovanna Bono - ABS 2014 Survey on leadership amongst deans: key results
• Prof. Graeme Currie - Hybrid managers in business schools and observing the complex environment facing leaders
We have further articles for our December newsletter:
For further details on how you can contribute articles and thought pieces to the Association of Business Schools, contact Melissa Jumbo at firstname.lastname@example.org