This study highlights that Responsible Management Education (RME) is of growing importance to business schools, yet implementation remains a challenge. Some of the challenges are slow adoption of RME, lack of consensus about best practice for RME implementation, and that RME issues are still treated as 'optional extras' in UK business schools. The purpose of this study was to explore the effectiveness of UK business schools' strategy for implementing RME and propose a framework for effective RME strategy implementation within UK business schools. Some research questions of this study are: 1) How 'leading' UK business schools implementing RME? 2) How effective are 'leading' UK business schools' strategies for implementing RME? A pilot test of academic staff involved in implementation of RME in RGU was carried out to access the procedures, identify possible mistakes and misconceptions from the respondents and make necessary corrections, as well as accessing the flow of information before moving forward with the full field study. Data was collected from 30-40 minute face-to-face interviews.
NDUBUKA, N. 2015. Critical effectiveness of the implementation of responsible management education (RME) within UK Business Schools: a process change perspective. Presented at the 2015 Aberdeen Business School at 50 conference (ABS50): the business of business schools: learning from the past, building for the future, 12-13 November 2015 Aberdeen, UK.