CRME Working Paper 4(5): The Field of RMLE

Responsible Management Responsible Management Learning Responsible Management Education Communities of Practice Theories of Practice Social Practices

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DELINEATING AND RECONNECTING RESPONSIBLE MANAGEMENT, LEARNING, AND EDUCATION (RMLE): TOWARDS A SOCIAL PRACTICES PERSPECTIVE OF THE FIELD

Oliver Laasch, University of Nottingham Ningbo

Abstract. The field of responsible management learning and education (RMLE) has developed from a preoccupation with business schools’ (ir)responsible education practices, more specifically, practices centered on educating responsible managers. We have learnt much about the academic community’s responsible management education practices. However, we still know little about the managerial community’s responsible management practices. This paper first defines and delineates responsible management and responsible management education. Both fields are then reconnected through the proposal of the notion of responsible management learning. This paper makes a point of shifting the currently skewed attention to educational practices towards a stronger focus on practices of responsible management learning in the managerial community of practice and at the intersection of academic and managerial communities. The discussion section provides a rich agenda for future research of (responsible) management, learning, and education through a social practices lens.

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