The RRBM’s community call for action is an important one. The unintended, often negative, consequences of the academic system in and around business schools are well-known. In 2016, I published The Quest for Professionalism (awarded by RRBM as a good example of responsible research), which includes a comprehensive analysis of the stalemate in our discipline from the perspective of professionalization. In The Quest, I also designed several pathways out of this stalemate, by envisioning what it would take to align management scholarship and practice better. I feel very privileged to be part of the broader RRBM movement that envisions a future management profession that acts responsibly, informed by academic evidence collected by management scholars.
For some additional reflections about The Quest for Professionalism, I refer to: