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If MacIntyre ran a business school horizontal ellipsis how practical wisdom can be developed in management education

Título de la revista: BUSINESS ETHICS, THE ENVIRONMENT & RESPONSIBILITY
ISSN: 2694-6416
Volumen: 32
Número: 1
Páginas: 274 - 291
Fecha de publicación: 2023
Resumen:
The purpose of this paper is to show how a MacIntyre-inspired business school could contribute to developing practical wisdom in students through its curriculum, methods, faculty, student selection criteria, and governance. Despite MacIntyre's critiques, management can be presented, in MacIntyrean terms, as a second-order, domain-relative practice, with practical wisdom as corresponding virtue. Management education consists in developing practical wisdom. How? Primarily by initiating students and enabling them to participate in communal traditions of inquiry focused on, although not limited to, the purposes and ends of business. The transmission of objective knowledge, analytical skills, and techniques is subordinated to the end goal. We consider traditions centered on shareholder value maximization, the balancing of stakeholder interests, and the fulfillment of the common good of firms. Each gives rise to a particular kind of business school. A MacIntyrean business school is one that seeks the common good of firms.
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