Developing-Leaders-issue-31-2019

Developing Leaders Issue 31: 2019 | 5 Viewpoint Sustainable Business and Responsible Leadership A Conversation with Professor James Tansey and Dr Justin Bull of UBC Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia By Roddy Millar B usiness Schools are often maligned as being out of touch with what is really going on in the world of business and society beyond the comfortable confines of academia. As with all such criticism, when enough mud is slung, some of it sticks, and it sticks all the more firmly if there is a grain of truth to it. Much business school research is esoteric, and clearly not embarked on with any benefit in mind for those beyond academe’s walls. There is a well-observed focus on what management professor, Martin Parker, calls ‘market managerial capitalism’ to the exclusion of just about

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