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Is continuous improvement through accreditation sustainable? A capability‐based view

Is continuous improvement through accreditation sustainable? A capability‐based view Purpose – This paper aims to understand how an external assessment of resources, activities and performance contributes to continuously develop capabilities for business schools. Design/methodology/approach – The EQUIS accreditation framework is reorganized into a capability‐based model for business schools. Next, the case of a business school's experience with EQUIS is used to identify core‐capabilities. Findings – The paper emphasizes three core‐capabilities that are strengthened through the EQUIS accreditation process: strategizing, changing and branding. Originality/value – The paper argues that an accreditation process characterized by cyclical assessments and floating standards incorporates the features of a sustainable strategy for continuously developing capabilities within business schools. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Management Decision Emerald Publishing

Is continuous improvement through accreditation sustainable? A capability‐based view

Management Decision , Volume 49 (9): 14 – Oct 18, 2011

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0025-1747
DOI
10.1108/00251741111173970
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Abstract

Purpose – This paper aims to understand how an external assessment of resources, activities and performance contributes to continuously develop capabilities for business schools. Design/methodology/approach – The EQUIS accreditation framework is reorganized into a capability‐based model for business schools. Next, the case of a business school's experience with EQUIS is used to identify core‐capabilities. Findings – The paper emphasizes three core‐capabilities that are strengthened through the EQUIS accreditation process: strategizing, changing and branding. Originality/value – The paper argues that an accreditation process characterized by cyclical assessments and floating standards incorporates the features of a sustainable strategy for continuously developing capabilities within business schools.

Journal

Management DecisionEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 18, 2011

Keywords: Continuous improvement; Core‐capabilities; Accreditation; Business schools

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