Monthly Archives: June 2010

Pushback on “Management As a Profession”

Writing in HBR, Cambridge University professor Richard Barker pushes back on the idea of “management as a profession” espoused by Rakesh Khurana, Nitin Nohria, and Joel Podolny: “Hanging the mantle ‘professional’ on business education fosters inappropriate analysis and misguided prescriptions” Barker’s objections include the notion of a “permanent knowledge asymmetry” between those inside true professions […]

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NPR Marketplace on the Oath

NPR Marketplace just posted a great interview with the MBA Oath’s own Peter Escher on the Oath. During the interview, NPR’s Kai Ryssdal makes an interesting point: Picking up again on that idea of the Hippocratic Oath, the oath that doctors take when they graduate. If doctors get something wrong, people get sick, they are […]

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The MBA Identity Crisis

Writing a guest editorial in the Washington Post, the MBA Oath’s Peter Escher tackles the issue of how the perception of the roles of financier and manager has evolved at business schools. At our lunch of burritos at a local Qdoba (Greg is more accomplished than glamorous), he was questioning the social stratification we encountered […]

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