Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

Strategic Leadership in the Business School
Keeping One Step Ahead


  • Date Published: March 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521116121

£ 62.99

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:

Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • Business schools have come under fire in recent years with criticisms centring on their academic rigour and the relevance of business education to the 'real' world of management. Alongside this ongoing debate, increasing international competition and media rankings have led to a fierce struggle between business schools for positioning and differentiation. These are among the challenges that are faced by the Dean of the modern-day business school. In this book, Fernando Fragueiro and Howard Thomas show how Deans of business schools can meet such challenges in terms of strategic direction setting and the execution of their leadership role. Drawing on their invaluable experience as Deans of highly successful business schools, they present a series of case studies to show how leaders of five leading business schools (IMD, LBS, INSEAD, IAE and Warwick) have built effective strategies in the context of internal and external political pressures.

    • Includes a comprehensive treatment of the history and competitive landscape of business schools
    • Provides case studies and insights about strategic leadership processes in five leading business schools, including profiles of Deans
    • Examines the parallels between leading a business school and leading a professional service firm
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    'This book emphasizes how business schools might be better led! The various examples are particularly helpful. All in all, a must for academic leaders, including those who want to prepare themselves for such roles.' Peter Lorange, President, Lorange Institute of Business

    'Business schools are facing unprecedented change and new challenges. More than ever, schools need a sense of mission that explains inside and outside why the school actually exists, and a clear strategy. Fragueiro and Thomas' book offers a deep, innovative and well-articulated model of business school's leadership in this context. This excellent text offers extremely useful ideas for deans and university presidents.' Jordi Canals, Dean and Professor of General Management, IESE Business School

    'A very thoughtful book on how to transform business schools for the future through strategic leadership processes (SLP). In particular, Fragueiro and Thomas demonstrate the critical role of the dean as the Chief Transformation Officer through case studies and personal experiences. Strategic Leadership in the Business School is a must-read for business school deans as well as provosts and presidents of universities globally.' Jagdish N. Sheth, Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing, Emory University

    See more reviews

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521116121
    • length: 284 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • contains: 25 b/w illus. 19 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of tables
    1. Introduction: global financial crisis: future challenges for strategic leadership, Deans and business schools
    2. The business school landscape: trends and dilemmas
    3. Business schools as professional organisations (professional service firms)
    4. The leadership process in business schools
    5. Strategic leadership in practice: leading the strategic process in three top business schools
    6. Strategic leadership in practice: the role of the Dean
    7. Learning from the trenches: personal reflections on Deanship

  • Authors

    Fernando Fragueiro, IAE Business School
    Fernando Fragueiro is Professor of the Organizational Behavior Academic Area and Director of the CEDI Research Center at IAE Business School in Buenos Aires. He has previously served as Dean of the IAE Business School (1995–2008) and as Vice President of Austral University (1995–2007).

    Howard Thomas, Singapore Management University
    Howard Thomas is Dean and Chair in Strategic Management at the Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University. Until recently, he was Dean of Warwick Business School (2000–2010) and, prior to this, he was Dean of the College of Commerce and Business Administration at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1991–2000).

Related Books

also by this author

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×
warning icon

Turn stock notifications on?

You must be signed in to your Cambridge account to turn product stock notifications on or off.

Sign in Create a Cambridge account arrow icon

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.