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dc.contributor.authorAlajoutsijärvi, Kimmo
dc.contributor.authorKettunen, Kerttu
dc.contributor.authorSohlo, Sauli
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-17T12:56:54Z
dc.date.available2018-12-17T12:56:54Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationAlajoutsijärvi, K., Kettunen, K., & Sohlo, S. (2018). Shaking the Status Quo : Business Accreditation and Positional Competition. <i>Academy of Management Learning and Education</i>, <i>17</i>(2), 203-225. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5465/amle.2015.0199" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.5465/amle.2015.0199</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_28176390
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_78342
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/60632
dc.description.abstractModern business schools exist in a complex world of rankings, ratings, and credentials. Some argue that in increasingly competitive global higher education markets, signaling status and quality has actually become more important than having them (Gioia & Corley, 2002; Trank & Rynes, 2003). For many contemporary business schools, international accreditations have become key means and first steps in pursuing legitimacy and global status. In this essay, we elaborate in detail on a business school’s international accreditation process, including its motivations and outcomes. We conclude that while accreditation processes are, at best, fruitful quality improvement exercises, the inherent motivations stemming from the urge for organizational legitimacy, status, and reputation should not be overlooked by either the accrediting agencies or business schools themselves. Ironically, while accreditation agencies (AACSB and EQUIS are those focused on here) rarely explicitly encourage competition, their exclusivity seems to generate it between schools that aspire to belong to “the club.” For schools that gain access to the process, this means that on the flip side of the happy and collaborative jump in quality there is a much more serious demarcation and revealing redefinition of the accredited entity’s future supporters, collaborators, partners, and competitors.fi
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherAcademy of Management
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAcademy of Management Learning and Education
dc.rightsIn Copyright
dc.subject.othercompetition (economics)
dc.titleShaking the Status Quo : Business Accreditation and Positional Competition
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201812115065
dc.contributor.laitosKauppakorkeakoulufi
dc.contributor.laitosSchool of Business and Economicsen
dc.contributor.oppiaineBasic or discovery scholarshipfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineMarkkinointifi
dc.contributor.oppiaineBasic or discovery scholarshipen
dc.contributor.oppiaineMarketingen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2018-12-11T13:15:19Z
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange203-225
dc.relation.issn1537-260X
dc.relation.numberinseries2
dc.relation.volume17
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© Academy of Management Learning & Education, 2018.
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dc.subject.ysokauppakorkeakoulut
dc.subject.ysoakkreditointi
dc.subject.ysolaatujärjestelmät
dc.subject.ysokilpailu (toiminta)
dc.format.contentfulltext
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p12204
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p5622
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p2722
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p1866
dc.rights.urlhttp://rightsstatements.org/page/InC/1.0/?language=en
dc.relation.doi10.5465/amle.2015.0199


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