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Capability approach for realising the sustainable development goals through responsible management education: the case of UK business school academics.

Ndubuka, Nkeiruka; Rey-Marmonier, Emmanuelle

Authors

Nkeiruka Ndubuka

Emmanuelle Rey-Marmonier



Abstract

This paper assesses whether RME can help UK business schools that are signatories to the PRME contribute to the realisation of any of the 17 SDGs through the lens of 15 UK business school academics. We found that RME (in the context of this study) can help businessschools contribute directly to SDG4 and indirectly to the other goals, except for SDG3. The latter got little or no attention in this study, even though it appears that some business schools claim to be contributing to the realisation of this goal. Sen’s Capability Approach is the theoretical framework underpinning the paper. We recommend that business schools (worldwide) and other HEIs ground their educational offerings in the capability approach. It has the potential to empower individuals that will freely choose to live a quality life that they can value and progressively choose sustainable patterns towards sustainable development. We also present a few conceptual frameworks that can serve as a basis for the development of more robust frameworks. Those that can support business schools and universities in their endeavours to promote the SDGs through RME. The paper concludes by providing a few recommendations for further studies and practical implications for diverse stakeholders.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Nov 30, 2019
Journal International journal of management education
Print ISSN 1472-8117
Electronic ISSN 2352-3565
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 17
Issue 3
Article Number 100319
Institution Citation NDUBUKA, N. and REY-MARMONIER, E. 2019. Capability approach for realising the sustainable development goals through responsible management education: the case of UK business school academics. International journal of management education [online], 17(3), article ID 100319. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijme.2019.100319
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijme.2019.100319
Keywords Responsible management education; Sustainable development goals; Academics; Business schools; RME; SDGs; Capability approach

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