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Business Schools and Their Contribution to
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Business Schools and Their Contribution to Society

Mette Morsing & Alfons Sauquet Rovira

Pub. date: 2011 | Online Pub. Date: November 14, 2012 | DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781446250822 | Print ISBN: 9780857023872 | Online ISBN: 9781446250822 | Publisher:SAGE Publications Ltd

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Chapter 14: The Role of Higher Education Institutions in the Fields of Economic and Social Sciences: Has it Been Changed by the Economic Downturn?

The role of higher education institutions in the fields of economic and social sciences: Has it been changed by the economic downturn? At this time, it is certainly important to participate in the global debate on the role of higher education institutions in society and to understand whether and how this has changed in connection with the economic crisis. I strongly believe that the role of business schools and academic institutions in the fields of economic and social sciences in fostering human progress is not fully appreciated. In approaching such a debate we should proudly support our conduct and, simultaneously, avoid an apologetic approach. In recent years, the world has become much smaller due to the process of globalization. The progress made in information technologies, the spread of the internet, the lower costs of transportation and increased mobility have reduced distances at all levels. Globalization has reduced differences, has opened ...

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