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Last year I participated in a faculty training program at IESE in Barcelona. As a result of the cooperation between us participants we have since then published a book on management education. This book is very interesting as it presents a wide cultural understanding of management education in Europe and Africa – something that has until now been somewhat neglected.

BildWolfgang Amann, Monica Kerretts-Makau, Pio Fenton, Peter Zackariasson and Shiv Tripathi eds. (2012). New Perspectives in Management Education. New Dehli: Excel Publishing.

Are business universities and schools silent partners in crime? Have they been hijacked by the elites? Are they turning into mere recruitment platforms? Can and should they be character gyms? How can they evolve to their next level? This book presents and discusses new perspectives on management education offered by the business universities and schools. The authors critically review the value creation processes and suggest innovative ways forward. “Business schools need to walk the talk. This book offers fresh insights on how schools can evolve further.” – Peter Lorange Former President of IMD; President of the Lorange Institute of Business Zurich

“Like companies, business schools have to constantly improve over time. This book discusses new perspectives on how this can materialize.” – Lars Schweizer Dean of Goethe Business School, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University

This book explores a range of themes in Business Education with a focus on issues that have arisen in the recent economic turmoil. Beyond this, it confronts management educators and education managers alike with a new insight into the challenges of business education and the role of the Business School. It is a must-read for those with an eye to the enhancement of the learning experience for students in this uncertain climate as well as those who seek to question the role of Business Schools in contributing to the atmosphere that has engendered this uncertainty.” – Thomas O’ Toole Dean of the School of Business at Waterford Institute of Technology

“Reading through this illuminating anthology, it becomes clear that Business Schools are the hearth upon which institutional management training will be perfected and the place where great leaders will be nurtured – and all that for the sake of the common good.” – George Njenga Founder, Strathmore Business School


Peter Zackariasson, Ph.D.

I am an associate professor at University of Gothenburg, School of Business, Economics and Law, also affiliated with Gothenburg Research Institute. I have written numerous articles and chapters on organization, leadership and marketing. Mostly these are about the video game industry. You can contact me at