Although the enlarging gap between the academic research and practical requirement of business is increasingly concerned by academia, there is no specific answer about how to address this issue by finding the right objects of reference and seeking the unity of rigor and relevance. By reviewing the development history of business schools in both Chinese and Western context, this study reveals the origin of business schools’ current dilemma and deterioration, and thus the necessity of reform. Based on the models of medical schools and law schools, this study discusses the foundation of uniting rigor and relevance of education and research in depth, and develops a detailed and comprehensive reform model for the future of business schools that covers undergraduate education, professional education, research-based master and PhD education, entrepreneurship education, academic research and exploration, as well as staff performance evaluation.
The Future of Business Schools: Unity of Rigor and Relevance
Foreign Economics & Management Vol. 41, Issue 05, pp. 141 - 152 (2019) DOI:10.16538/j.cnki.fem.2019.05.011
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Wang Xiao, Li Peter Ping, Bi Zhihui. The Future of Business Schools: Unity of Rigor and Relevance[J]. Foreign Economics & Management, 2019, 41(5): 141-152.