TitleBusiness pedagogy for social justice? An exploratory investigation of business faculty perspectives of social justice in business education
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsToubiana, M.
JournalManagement Learning
Volume45
Issue1
Pagination81-102
KeywordsBusiness
Abstract

Business educators’ perspectives on social justice in relation to their pedagogical methods is a decisive component on the amount of space dedicated to content on diversity and social justice topics.  Toubiana focuses on the perspectives held by faculty members to highlight the larger ideological and institutional influences on pedagogy, and the possible future of social justice in business studies.  This study identifies three powerful forces driving the business curriculum: profit-driven values, the character of MBA programs, and biases towards quantitative research.  These forces tend to discourage educators’ engagement with social justice concepts, and therefore, the extent to which social justice content is incorporated into business courses.