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The Roots, Rituals, and Rhetorics of ChangeNorth American Business Schools After the Second World War$
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Mie Augier and James G. March

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780804776165

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804776165.001.0001

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The Contexts of Change

The Contexts of Change

(p.14) Chapter Two The Contexts of Change
The Roots, Rituals, and Rhetorics of Change
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This chapter considers some major elements of the context in which changes in business schools in North America took place. It suggests that the course of the reforms was shaped by the context of the times and the institutional context and identifies some factors that necessitated the reforms which included changes in business practices, growth of student population, and the augmentation of higher education into an instrument for research and training.

Keywords:   business schools, North America, reforms, context, institutional context, business practices, student population, higher education, research and training

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