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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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A Legend of Change: Abraham Flexner

A Legend of Change: Abraham Flexner

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(p.32) Chapter Three A Legend of Change: Abraham Flexner
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The Roots, Rituals, and Rhetorics of Change
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804776165.003.0003

This chapter examines the influence of Abraham Flexner and his Flexner Report, published in 1910 as a critique of medical schools in the U.S., on the reform of business schools in North America. It explains that while the Flexner Report led to far-reaching reforms in medical education, Flexner believed that the practice of management was radically different from the practice of medicine and that the contents of the Report may be not applicable to management education. Despite Flexner's view, this chapter argues that the Flexner Report provided both the optimism about what could be done and the support for the theme of the reformation of business schools.

Keywords:   Abraham Flexner, Flexner Report, medical schools, U.S., business schools, North America, management education

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