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Teppo The Financial Times reports that the AACSB (the main accrediting body of business schools) is offering a five-day training program to encourage and prepare seasoned executives to become professors or lecturers of business. (Learn more about the p... [Read More]

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It seems to me that a better solution is to recruit PhDs from core disciplines such as psychology, economics, and sociology. Many of our top scholars (e.g., in organization theory, strategic management) already come from these disciplines - and given the undersupply of business PhDs and oversupply of other social science PhDs - seems like a natural solution.

Stocking b-schools with more executives could be a risky strategy (even if it only is a short-term solution) - as it may take away from an emphasis on scholarship and rigor. While many executives of course do a fantastic job teaching (given their rich experiences), executive teaching can be heavy on war stories and anecdotes, rather than theory and empirics. I believe we need more of the latter, not the former.

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