Humanistic Management Education

In a time of ecological, social and financial crisis, trust in managers is very low. Management education in general is being scrutinized for its impact on society and business schools have been described as ‘silent partners in corporate crime.

This Paper is the Introduction to our book Business Schools Under Fire from the Humanism in Business Series that provides an outline on how business schools can get out of the line of fire. In it we are presenting the cornerstones of a humanistic business education. As with any cure, it starts with an in-depth analysis of the root causes and then details more promising ways forward with a humanistic management education model . It outlines the implications of this next generation management education model for the administration of business schools as well as their core tasks of research and teaching.