A Chomskyan approach to responsible critical management education

Abstract : Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to tackle some of the concepts and ideas that the intellectual and business community can learn from Chomsky's thinking in relation with a new global responsible management education environment. The first part of the work will present some of the key elements about Chomsky and education that the authors would like to emphasize. These are relating management education, critical thinking, and systems theory in the twenty-first century business milieu. Design/methodology/approach - An insight on post-colonial theory and education will, afterwards, incorporate the hermeneutical tradition into the mainframe of critical thinking theory. The paper incorporates a decentred approach to education questioning presuppositions and moral values from "fundamentalist market theory." Cultural studies and non-western thinkers in this field are another important contribution to back up Chomsky's ideas on business and education. Findings - When the paper relates social and economic performance concepts to critical thinking business education some questions arise about how to improve the responsible perception and understanding of the global environments and how the authors have to rethink education in a competitive profit-oriented business community. The ideas of Chomsky can help them to deal with these issues departing from his political vision and his thinking on university education. Research limitations/implications - Critical management has been questioning in the last years different management models to put forward a responsible paradigm for business organizations and educational institutions. Post-colonial theory has been another important intellectual ground for critical thinking in the business educational environment, opening up the debate about how to reconcile performance and responsible practices. Practical implications - Chomsky's committed political views open up the way for many educational institutions and business organizations to become responsible in a technological business environment severely damaged by greed and personal interest. Management schools will have learned from his contributions and the actions of many international organizations engaged in changing for the better attitudes and material values in favour of management for globally responsible practices and the construction of new learning objectives. Originality/value - In business studies, comparative, critical, cross-cultural, and diversity management many scholars have been dealing with some of the subjects of serious concern by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology leftist professor presented in this study. The paper has to take into consideration a transversal approach of business education in relation to the concept of cross-cultural performance, already developed in the work on cross-cultural and diversity management.
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Journal of Global Responsability, 2010, vol.1 (n°1), pp.66 - 84. 〈10.1108/20412561011039717〉
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Rabasso Carlos, Javier Rabasso. A Chomskyan approach to responsible critical management education. Journal of Global Responsability, 2010, vol.1 (n°1), pp.66 - 84. 〈10.1108/20412561011039717〉. 〈hal-00567758〉

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