This chapter explores and discusses responsible management education (RME) as a paradox. Indeed, there is a contemplation of whether it is irresponsible to deliver RME. The theory of Organisational Ambidexterity, a theory pertaining to paradox, is applied as a lens to critically reflect on progress within the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There is a discussion of tensions that are hindering the impact of PRME and the SDGs. Ambidextrous approaches are presented as a potential consideration/solution for responsible management educators and business school practices moving forward, as well as deeper embedding of competencies for Education for Sustainable Development.
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Smith, Simon M.
Oxford Brookes Business School
Year of publication: 2022Date of RADAR deposit: 2022-09-09
"This is the accepted manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in Business schools, leadership and sustainable development goals: The future of responsible management education / edited by Lars Moratis, Frans Melissen, on 30 Dec. 2022, available online: https://www.routledge.com/Business-Schools-Leadership-and-Sustainable-Development-Goals-The-Future/Moratis-Melissen/p/book/9781032156026."