publication . Bachelor thesis . 2009

Shaping the Identity of the International Business School : Accreditation as the Road to Success?

Palmqvist, Monica;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2009
  • Publisher: Umeå universitet, Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet (USBE)
  • Country: Sweden
Internationalization is an important strategic issue for survival for most business schools of today. Following this, various international accreditation bodies have in recent years been very succes­s­ful in promoting accreditation as a means of gaining status and prove high quality. These business school accreditation schemes clearly state their targets against top quality international schools and programs. Internationalization of the business school opera­tions can thus be stated to be of vital impor­tance for schools aiming for one or more of these accreditations. The intention of this study is to turn the issue around and explore to which extent, and with w...
free text keywords: Accreditation, Business School, Identity, Institutionalization, Internationalization, Sensemaking, Strategy as Practice, Quality Frameworks, Business studies, Företagsekonomi
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