A Transition Perspective for Business School Research and Education in China

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In this perspective article, I draw on transition research that has been developed to account for the transitions in many socio-technical systems within human society, such as energy, water, and food. I argue that many ideas developed in transition research can be applied to the ecosystem of contemporary business schools in China for its transformation. Using the multi-level perspective (MLP) from transition research as an analytic framework, I examine the socio-technical system of business schools in China for understanding the main forces that may shape a potential transition of the sector. I also draw on transition management theory and insights from research on the politics of transitions for important conditions that are required to enable a transition in this specific context.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1011-1030
Number of pages20
JournalManagement and Organization Review
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Chinese business schools
  • reform in Chinese higher education
  • research impact
  • responsible research
  • sustainability transition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management


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