From Capacity to Capability? Rethinking the PRME agenda for inclusive development in management education
AbstractBuilding on Sen’s capabilities approach this paper focuses on the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) to assess whether current developments in management education have the capacity to contribute to the promulgation of an inclusive development that moves beyond the discourse of ‘growth’ and ‘income’. Arguing that PRME in its current form reproduces a dominant market logic, and lacks the sensitivity to difference as captured in the plural quality of Sen’s capability approach, we conclude by suggesting a PRME agenda for management education that contributes to inclusive development as human wellbeing, rewriting it in terms of capabilities.
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