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Nothing Succeeds Like Failure: The Sad History of American Business Schools

Steven Conn


Do business schools actually make good on their promises of “innovative,” “outside-the-box” thinking to train business leaders who will put society ahead of money-making? Do they help society by making better business leaders? This book asserts that they do not and they never have. In throwing down a gauntlet on the business of business schools, the book examines the frictions, conflicts, and contradictions at the heart of these enterprises and details the way business schools have failed to resolve them. Beginning with founding of the Wharton School in 1881, the book measures these schools' a ... More

Keywords: business schools, business leaders, Wharton School, ethical business, money-making

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781501742071
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501742071.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven Conn, author
Miami University