From Higher Aims to Hired Hands

From Higher Aims to Hired Hands

Should it be? Can it be? This major work of social and intellectual history reveals how such questions have driven business education and shaped American management and society for more than a century. The book is also a call for reform.

Author: Rakesh Khurana

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400830869

Category: Business & Economics

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Is management a profession? Should it be? Can it be? This major work of social and intellectual history reveals how such questions have driven business education and shaped American management and society for more than a century. The book is also a call for reform. Rakesh Khurana shows that university-based business schools were founded to train a professional class of managers in the mold of doctors and lawyers but have effectively retreated from that goal, leaving a gaping moral hole at the center of business education and perhaps in management itself. Khurana begins in the late nineteenth century, when members of an emerging managerial elite, seeking social status to match the wealth and power they had accrued, began working with major universities to establish graduate business education programs paralleling those for medicine and law. Constituting business as a profession, however, required codifying the knowledge relevant for practitioners and developing enforceable standards of conduct. Khurana, drawing on a rich set of archival material from business schools, foundations, and academic associations, traces how business educators confronted these challenges with varying strategies during the Progressive era and the Depression, the postwar boom years, and recent decades of freewheeling capitalism. Today, Khurana argues, business schools have largely capitulated in the battle for professionalism and have become merely purveyors of a product, the MBA, with students treated as consumers. Professional and moral ideals that once animated and inspired business schools have been conquered by a perspective that managers are merely agents of shareholders, beholden only to the cause of share profits. According to Khurana, we should not thus be surprised at the rise of corporate malfeasance. The time has come, he concludes, to rejuvenate intellectually and morally the training of our future business leaders.
Categories: Business & Economics

From Higher Aims to Hired Hands

From Higher Aims to Hired Hands

Joseph Brown begins in the late nineteenth century, when members of an emerging managerial elite, seeking social status to match the wealth and power they had accrued, began working with major universities to establish graduate business ...

Author: Joseph Brown

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1548341908

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Joseph Brown begins in the late nineteenth century, when members of an emerging managerial elite, seeking social status to match the wealth and power they had accrued, began working with major universities to establish graduate business education programs paralleling those for medicine and law. Constituting business as a profession, however, required codifying the knowledge relevant for practitioners and developing enforceable standards of conduct. Khurana, drawing on a rich set of archival material from business schools, foundations, and academic associations, traces how business educators confronted these challenges with varying strategies during the Progressive era and the Depression, the postwar boom years, and recent decades of freewheeling capitalism.
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From Higher Aims to Hired Hands

From Higher Aims to Hired Hands

Khurana begins in the late nineteenth century, when members of an emerging managerial elite, seeking social status to match the wealth and power they had accrued, began working with major universities to establish graduate business ...

Author: Jesus Perez

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 198129435X

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Khurana begins in the late nineteenth century, when members of an emerging managerial elite, seeking social status to match the wealth and power they had accrued, began working with major universities to establish graduate business education programs paralleling those for medicine and law. Constituting business as a profession, however, required codifying the knowledge relevant for practitioners and developing enforceable standards of conduct. Khurana, drawing on a rich set of archival material from business schools, foundations, and academic associations, traces how business educators confronted these challenges with varying strategies during the Progressive era and the Depression, the postwar boom years, and recent decades of freewheeling capitalism.
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Professionalizing Leadership

Professionalizing Leadership

Rakesh Khurana, From Higher Aims to Hired Hands: The Social Transformation
of American Business Schools and the Unfulfilled Promise of Management as a
Profession (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007). Khurana, Higher ...

Author: Barbara Kellerman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190695798

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Over the last 40 years, the leadership industry has grown exponentially. Yet leadership education, training, and development still fall far short. Moreover, leaders are demeaned, degraded, and derided as they never were before. Why? The problem is leadership has stayed stuck. It has remained an occupation instead of becoming a profession. Unlike medicine and law, leadership has no core curriculum considered essential. It has no widely agreed on metric, or criteria for qualification. And it has no professional association to oversee the conduct of its members or assure minimum standards. Professionalizing Leadership looks to a past in which learning to lead was the most important of eruditions. It looks to a present in which learning to lead is as effortless as ubiquitous. And it looks to a future in which learning to be a leader might look different altogether - it might resemble the far more rigorous process of learning to be a doctor or a lawyer. As it stands now, the military is the only major American institution that gets it right. It assumes leadership is a profession that requires those who practice it to be taught in accordance with high professional standards. Barbara Kellerman draws on the military experience specifically to develop a template for learning how to lead generally. Leadership in the first quarter of the present century is different from what it was even in the last quarter of the past century - which is why leadership taught casually and carelessly should no longer suffice. Professionalizing Leadership addresses precisely the problem of how to prepare leaders in accordance with professional norms. It provides the template necessary for transforming leadership from dubious occupation to respectable profession.
Categories: Business & Economics

Business Week

Business Week

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The Drucker Difference What the World s Greatest Management Thinker Means to Today s Business Leaders

The Drucker Difference  What the World s Greatest Management Thinker Means to Today s Business Leaders

In his recent book, From Higher Aims to Hired Hands, Rakesh Khurana argues
that the business schools' recent em- phasis on maximization of shareholder
value as the sole measure of organizational success has demoted professional ...

Author: Craig L. Pearce

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071713498

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Why Drucker's Ideas Matter More Now than Ever “This book is an excellent way to understand how Drucker’s ideas apply to today’s dilemmas, be they the problems faced by organizations, by governments, or by individuals.” -from the Foreword, by Charles Handy “This compilation of smart essays on the ‘Drucker difference’ illustrates how astonishingly wide the wings of Drucker’s wisdom have spread. We all stand gratefully in his shadows, silent in awe.” —Warren Bennis, Professor Emeritus, University of Southern California “Peter Drucker is more than a ‘management writer.’ He literally created the foundation on which a Functioning Society rests. In The Drucker Difference, Peter’s closest colleagues extend and amplify his tour de force body of ideas and ideals. It is the next step forward.” —Bob Buford, Chairman, The Drucker Institute, and Founder, Leadership Network “Much has been written by and about my friend and mentor, Peter Drucker. But this book is different. It is written by those who knew and understood him as friends and faculty colleagues and reflects his thoughts and principles as they are currently being taught to those who will be making a difference for tomorrow.” —C. William Pollard, Chairman Emeritus, The ServiceMaster Company “Hats off to the Drucker faculty members for putting the tacit knowledge they gained from working together with Peter Drucker into explicit knowledge through the publication of this book.” —Ikujiro Nonaka, Professor Emeritus, Hitotsubashi University, Japan, and Xerox Distinguished Faculty Scholar, University of California at Berkeley “The Drucker Difference is a unique book that enables present and future executives to capitalize on Peter Drucker’s wisdom and to comprehend that knowledge from an entirely new perspective.” —Minglo Shao, Chairman, Bright China About the Book: Peter F. Drucker was one of the most influential business thinkers in history. Considered the father of modern management, he was concerned not only with the human side of management, but also with the larger societal roles played by both companies and the individuals within them. If there has ever been a time when such thinkers are relevant, it is now. The Drucker Difference casts new light on Drucker’s business philosophy, analyzing his most important ideas in the context of today’s business world. Through individual contributions by professors from The Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, it combines expert insight and current scholarship to reveal how organizations and executives can interpret and apply Drucker’s timeless ideas. Today’s top business thinkers provide sixteen chapters analyzing Drucker’s views on the most critical issues of our time, including: Government, business, and civil society (Ira Jackson) The interplay of values and power within companies (Karen E. Linkletter and Joseph A. Maciariello) Applying collaboration to “knowledge work” (Craig L. Pearce) Drucker’s management vision (Richard Smith) Economic environment, innovation, and industry dynamics (Hideki Yamawaki) Each contributor explains a single, classic aspect of Drucker’s work, examines its implications in today’s business environment, and applies an up-to-date and contemporary interpretation of Drucker’s wisdom. Covering everything from marketing and leadership to strategy and governance, The Drucker Difference is both a timely new assessment and a valuable addition to the canon of Drucker literature.
Categories: Business & Economics

Thinkers 50 Management Cutting Edge Thinking to Engage and Motivate Your Employees for Success

Thinkers 50 Management  Cutting Edge Thinking to Engage and Motivate Your Employees for Success

In his 2007 book From Higher Aims to Hired Hands, Khurana argued that
business schools set out with the grand idea of professionalizing management,
but that project remains unfinished. “My argument is that, in addition to questions
about ...

Author: Stuart Crainer

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071827836

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 191

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Offers ideas and insights from several prominent business thinkers on diverse aspects of management.
Categories: Business & Economics

Bibliographie Mensuelle

Bibliographie Mensuelle

Author: United Nations Library (Geneva, Switzerland)

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433116699384

Category: International law

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Categories: International law

The Handbook for Teaching Leadership

The Handbook for Teaching Leadership

This volume brings together leading international scholars across disciplines to chronicle the current state of leadership education and establish a solid foundation on which to grow the field.

Author: Scott Snook

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412990943

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 569

View: 942

The last twenty-five years have witnessed an explosion in the field of leadership education. This volume brings together leading international scholars across disciplines to chronicle the current state of leadership education and establish a solid foundation on which to grow the field. It encourages leadership educators to explore and communicate more clearly the theoretical underpinnings and conceptual assumptions on which their approaches are based. It provides a forum for the discussion of current issues and challenges in the field and examines the above objectives within the broader perspective of rapid changes in technology, organizational structure, and diversity.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Economist

The Economist

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education , “ From Higher Aims to for practitioners . Hired Hands " , which charts
the rise and His ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015079801414

Category: Commerce

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Symposium

Symposium

It is called From Higher Aims to Hired Hands : The Social Transformation of
American Business Schools and the Unfulfilled Promise of Management as a
Profession . " He chronicles the evolution of management as a profession with
particular ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105063785880

Category: Law

Page: 100

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Primary Sources

Primary Sources

Examination of the role of primary source materials in contemporary scholarly research by showcasing a selection of recent publications by Harvard Business School faculty and fellows that drew extensively from the extraordinary breadth of ...

Author: Baker Library. Historical Collections

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:312183135

Category: Library exhibits

Page: 26

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Examination of the role of primary source materials in contemporary scholarly research by showcasing a selection of recent publications by Harvard Business School faculty and fellows that drew extensively from the extraordinary breadth of historical documents held at Harvard Business School. Publications featured: Tom Nicholas, "The Ice King." Harvard Business School Case 808-094 (Boston, Mass.: Harvard Business Publishing, 2007); Rakesh Khurana, From Higher Aims to Hired Hands: The Social Transformation of American Business Schools and the Unfulfilled Promise of Management as a Profession (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2007); Walter Friedman, "The Rise of Business Forecasting Agencies in the United States." Working Paper No. 07-045, Harvard Business School, January 2007; Stephen Mihm, A Nation of Counterfeiters: Capitalists, Con Men, and the Making of the United States (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2007).
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Higher Education Finance Policy

Higher Education Finance Policy

Reviewing and examining the charter between higher education and society .
The Review of Higher Education , 27 ( 4 ) , 429-459 . Khurana , R. ( 2007 ) . From
higher aims to hired hands : The social transformation of American business ...

Author: Margaret Sampson Edgell

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293030632644

Category: Bologna process (European higher education)

Page: 314

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Categories: Bologna process (European higher education)

California Management Review

California Management Review

... the Harvard Business School whose well - researched book From Higher Aims
to Hired Hands reviews over 100 years ... He argues that business schools have
strayed from their lofty aim of educating far - sighted , moral business leaders to ...

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ISBN: UCSD:31822037772092

Category: Industrial management

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Greed

Greed

15 Starkey , K. & Tiratsoo , N. The Business School and the Bottom Line (
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2007 ) . 16 Khurana , R. From Higher
Aims to Hired Hands . The Social Transformation of the American Business
Schools and ...

Author: Alex Brassey

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215508016

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 191

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This book is a provocative examination of the idea of greed from various perspectives, drawing together experts from academia, politics and business. Greed explores whether the desire for material possession in post-industrial economies is a positive or a negative phenomenon and considers the implications of greed on society and the global economy.
Categories: Business & Economics

First Things

First Things

Last year , the Wall Street Journal published an article previewing From Higher
Aims to Hired Hands , a book by Rakesh Khurana , a professor at the Harvard
Business School . Khurana does not spare even his own school from the charge
that ...

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ISBN: UVA:X030288716

Category: Religion

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Categories: Religion

University of British Columbia Law Review

University of British Columbia Law Review

... elements of common sense within a larger and larger share of the political and
economic establishment , including not ... Rakesh Khurana , From Higher Aims to
Hired Hands ( Princeton : Princeton University Press , 2007 ) ; Jessica Leight ...

Author: University of British Columbia

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32437121963884

Category: Law reviews

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Categories: Law reviews

European Economic Elites

European Economic Elites

Americanization in European High - Technoloy Management Education ,
Cambridge 2004 ; Rakesh Khurana , From Higher Aims to Hired Hands . The
Social Transformation of Business Schools and the Unfulfilled Promise of
Management as ...

Author: Friederike Sattler

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556039856141

Category: Capitalists and financiers

Page: 594

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Proceedings of a conference held at the Zentrum fèur Zeithistorische Forschung in Postdam, November 2007.
Categories: Capitalists and financiers

Time

Time

That effort fizzled by the 1970s , says Rakesh Khurana , a Harvard Business
School prof whose 2007 history , From Higher Aims to Hired Hands , chronicles
the shift . Khurana , a close ally of Cabrera's , argues that business schools have
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ISBN: UOM:39015081653779

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