Title

The Competitive (Dis)Advantages of European Business Schools

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

6-2007

Abstract

Although the US business school model has come to dominate the business school landscape, European schools have developed their own identities, styles and approaches to management education. In particular, they focus on reflective, integrative and action-based learning, public sector management and public policy issues and offer a greater sensitivity to international relations. This paper explains the evolution of business schools on both sides of the Atlantic and using evidence from rankings published annually by the Financial Times, addresses the key features of European business schools. It then maps the competitive characteristics and the relative strengths and advantages of European schools over their US counterparts.

Keywords

Business education, Europe, competitive characteristics

Discipline

Business | Eastern European Studies | Higher Education

Research Areas

Strategy and Organisation

Publication

Long Range Planning

Volume

40

Issue

3

First Page

382

Last Page

404

ISSN

0024-6301

Identifier

10.1016/j.lrp.2007.04.003

Publisher

Elsevier