Environment Sustainability in Business Education: Future Manager’s Perspective

19 Pages Posted: 3 Sep 2012

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Neeraj Singhal

Management Development Institute Murshidabad; Management Development Institute

Date Written: September 3, 2012

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to analyze the contribution of Indian business schools in sustainable management education.

Design/methodology/approach: The extensive primary research is conducted through 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 overall findings suggest that the environmental preservation, economic growth and related topics have an impact on Earth are becoming more and more important today. The attitude of the corporates, government and the students is witnessing a change. Though the awareness is there, yet the level of contribution of both the corporates and the institutes is very low. It also came to light that most of the students realize that environmental education should definitely be an intrinsic part of business paradigm.

Research Limitations/implications: The study focuses only on Indian business schools; there are 50 students of 5 institutions selected as sample for study.

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.

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

Suggested Citation

Singhal, Neeraj and Singhal, Neeraj, Environment Sustainability in Business Education: Future Manager’s Perspective (September 3, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2140652 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2140652

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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