Accreditation and the globalization of business

Zammuto, Raymond F. (2008) Accreditation and the globalization of business. Academy of Management Learning and Education, 7 2: 256-268.

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Author Zammuto, Raymond F.
Title Accreditation and the globalization of business
Journal name Academy of Management Learning and Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1537-260X
Publication date 2008-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 7
Issue 2
Start page 256
End page 268
Total pages 13
Place of publication Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., U.S.A.
Publisher Academy of Management
Language eng
Subject 1503 Business and Management
0899 Other Information and Computing Sciences
Abstract Julian and Ofori-Dankwa (2006) argue that on-line education and corporate universities are potentially disruptive threats to traditional U.S. business schools and suggest that accreditation processes may hinder their ability to adapt to these threats. I challenge those arguments by showing that it is unlikely that on-line education and corporate universities will disrupt the environment of traditional business schools. I also show that two longer term trends--the growth of for-profit universities and the globalization of business education coupled with the diffusion of accreditation--are likely to have an impact on business school enrollment markets both within and outside the United States. My conclusion is that accreditation can be beneficial to many business schools for two reasons. One reason is that accreditation processes require that business schools gain clarity about the markets they serve and the services they offer, which is increasingly important as enrollment markets grow more competitive. The other reason is that the value of accreditation as a quality differentiator appears to be rising in the markets for part-time working students and international students. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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