- The Legitimacy and Impact of Business Schools and Universities
3-4 June 2015, Oxford
From the call:
We are proud to announce that the 2015 EFMD Higher Education Research Conference (HERC) will take place at the Said Business School, University of Oxford, on 3-4 June 2015. The theme of next year’s conference will be:
“The Legitimacy and Impact of Business Schools and Universities”
We are inviting submissions of research work within the following two relatable areas of academic enquiry:
Track 1: Legitimacy of business schools and universities
Track 2: Impact of business schools and universities
At a time when scholars and citizens are again asking the question “what are universities for”, and others may be overstating a crisis in higher education, it is appropriate we should be interested in enquiry into the legitimacy and impact of business schools and universities. We invite theoretical, methodological and empirical papers into the twin and relatable challenges of the legitimacy and impact of business schools and universities. What are the challenges to business schools and universities in the contemporary world and how are those institutions responding to those challenges and with what further consequences for the various stakeholders? And what do we know historically about such cycles of challenge, response and consequence and are there any parallels with the global world of higher education we experience today?
In the particular domain of impact, we invite papers about how the impact of business schools and universities can be defined, assessed/measured and empirically studied. We invite reviews of existing literature and new empirical studies which assess what is known and not known about the educational, social, economic and industrial impact of business schools and universities.
All papers will be subjected to a double-blind review process. Preference will be given to papers which deal directly with impact and/or legitimacy of business schools and universities. We are open to quality work from established scholars and from younger scholars entering these important fields of scholarship. We are also open to papers from scholars interested in the co-production of knowledge between scholars and practitioners and those interested in engaged scholarship whose purposes are to create more impactful social science and management research.
At the end of the conference, the best papers will be invited for a regular submission to a special issue of a peer-reviewed journal.
Further information: Please read the attached call.