Avoiding the Iron Cage of Business School Rankings

Josep M. Lozano, Ivan Bofarull, Sandra Waddock, Queralt Prat-i-Pubill

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We argue that rankings force business schools to increasingly follow similar curricula and strategic approaches, creating a “iron cage” that influences the nature, quality, and pedagogies of what is taught, particularly for striving business schools that wish to join the ranks of highly rated ones. Following rankings pressures measures is particularly problematic for schools striving for top ratings, for non-accredited institutions, and for smaller, more teaching-oriented institutions who play what amounts to an unwinnable game because of the stability of rankings over time. There are other innovative approaches to managing rankings pressures beyond conforming, by seeking differentiation strategies.

Idioma originalAnglès
Pàgines (de-a)135-157
Nombre de pàgines23
RevistaHigher Education Policy
Estat de la publicacióPublicada - 1 de març 2020


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