Environment Sustainability Initiatives in Indian Business Schools

9 Pages Posted: 26 Aug 2012

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Neeraj Singhal

Management Development Institute Murshidabad; Management Development Institute

Date Written: July 28, 2012

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to compare and analyze the current status of Indian private and public business schools toward integrating environment sustainability.

Design/methodology/approach: The extensive primary research is conducted through structured and validated questionnaire. The questionnaire divided in to five sections focusing on institutions contribution towards sustainability in terms of creating awareness, curriculum, industry interface, research and development, infrastructure.

Findings: The finding of this survey highlights the importance of sustainability issues in various aspects in B-school. Which shows that faculty, students, corporate and administration interest are slowly moving with the business curriculum, faculty development and research, management development program. B-school is incorporating core and elective courses to bridge a gap between corporate culture on corporate social responsibility and B-school curriculum.

Research Limitations/implications: The study conducted during July 2010 to June 2011 (as per the Indian academic calendar) across 20 public and private Indian B-schools.

Practical implications: Keeping in view the global progress towards sustainability business education this study will create awareness among Indian business schools. The study will also help them to streamline their contribution towards society though sustainability by creating awareness, curriculum, industry interface, research, and infrastructure.

Social implications: Social perspective is the main agenda of sustainability so this study will not only useful for business schools but also for corporate, society.

Originality/value: The global business schools and researchers are extensively working on sustainability and education, but Indian scenario is quite different in terms of research contribution and sustainable initiatives. This work is an effort to fill the gap between the two.

Keywords: Sustainability, Business Education, Curriculum, Environment, Corporate

Suggested Citation

Singhal, Neeraj and Singhal, Neeraj, Environment Sustainability Initiatives in Indian Business Schools (July 28, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2119189 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2119189

Neeraj Singhal (Contact Author)

Management Development Institute ( email )

MDI Murshidabad, Kulori, P.O Uttar Ramna, Raghunat
Jangipur, 742235
India

Management Development Institute Murshidabad ( email )

MDI Murshidabad, Kulori, P.O Uttar Ramna, Raghunat
Jangipur, 742235
India

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