Towards a regional-global organizational model for leading research driven business schools: findings from a longitudinal study in China, Europe and the USA from 2010 until 2016
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Original versionProblems and Perspectives in Management. 2017, 15 (2), 36-45. 10.21511/ppm.15(2).2017.03
The author introduces the regional-globalized organizational design model suited for business schools wishing to play leading roles in research in the global knowledge economy. Professors were interviewed and secondary sources were used in the collection process in the time period lasting from 2010 until 2016. Chaos theory is used to illustrate the relevance of the regional-global model analyzing six business schools in China, Europe and the USA. The research suggests that the sampled business schools have become more research-focused in the time period the research took place due to a more complex and turbulent business environment. This is particularly the case for the elite business schools Harvard Business School, IESE Business School and ChinaEurope Business School. The research suggests that tailor making of research efforts can help business schools in their struggle for success, using elements from the crafting society as a benchmark.