Business Schools and management education are at a cross roads. Business schools today face an unprecedented challenge to their legitimacy and relevance. Central to this issue is the lack of cohesive performance metrics and measurable links to impact.
To confront this challenge, in partnership with Mount Royal University’s Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a multi-stakeholder working group, the Business School Research Network (BSRN) was established in 2014 to facilitate collaborative inter-institutional research focused at studying the management and practice of business schools. The BSRN is currently composed of 21 researchers from 15 business schools who are involved in different aspects of our research.
The mission of the Business School Research Network is to enhance the positive impact of business schools on students, professional practice, scholars and communities through facilitating collaborative research of business schools management and practice.
Who We Are
In 2014, a multi-stakeholder working group, the Business School Research Network (BSRN), led by almost two dozen scholars from a diverse range of business schools, was established to facilitate collaborative research focused on studying the performance and impact of business schools. The academic members of the BSRN include representation from schools with diverse missions including medical-doctoral universities, comprehensive universities, undergraduate universities, polytechnics, career colleges, and distance learning universities. To support BSRN research, a formal governance structure was developed including the formation of a steering committee and a multi-stakeholder advisory board to support and guide activity.
Research in the performance of business schools and management education has grown significantly in the past two decades. To ensure we provide a valued contribution, both theoretically and practically, our research is focused on two areas. The first area is associated with the development of a business school scorecard; the second is associated with isolating factors that contribute to enhancing overall performance.