International Journal of
Educational Administration and Policy Studies

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Educ. Admin. Pol. Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6656
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJEAPS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 243

Article in Press

Value-driven Thinking Framework for developing Responsible Management Learning and Education Programs in Business Schools


  •  Received: 07 September 2022
  •  Accepted: 15 December 2022
Business schools struggle greatly to create appropriate programs for putting concepts and principles connected to corporate social responsibility and sustainability into practice. That is because there aren't enough practical frameworks available. This study presents a practical and adaptable framework for building Responsible Management Learning and Education (RMLE) programs in business schools. The study adopted a “value-driven thinking" oriented approach. The proposed framework is constructed around the interactions between the components of education and the learning system segmented into four phases. The inputs (value stores) in phase one. The targeted learning outcomes (value promised to be delivered) as phase two. Phase three deals with the learning and education process (value chain and value generation). Phase four deals with the actualized learning results, reporting, and feedback (or the value delivered). The study`s data came from the authors` experiences, the literature, earlier research, and global trends in sustainability and education. The framework proposed lays out a flexible road map that business schools at different levels and throughout the world can use in a variety of settings to develop effective RMLE programs. We contend that this study somewhat advances knowledge in responsible management education and learning. The need for additional and future studies to examine the applicability and value of the framework in practical settings is urged.

Keywords: Business school; Responsible Management Education; Education for Sustainability; Value-driven Thinking.