Rafaël Alcadipani

6 juin 17

FGV São Paulo

Mardi 6 juin, 14h-16h, salle A709

«Reclaiming Sociological Reduction: Analysing the Circulation of Management Education in the Periphery»

Management knowledge and practices (MKPs) have been circulating worldwide for a long time, and business and management schools are central locations where MKPs have been produced. Few studies discuss how this circulation occurs in the periphery in general and how management education from the U.S. has circulated in the periphery in particular. Using historical research, this paper aims to reclaim the notion of sociological reduction, a notion developed by a Brazilian scholar in the 1950s, to make sense of how U.S. management education was implemented in a Brazilian management school. By doing so, this paper contributes to the analysis of the spread of U.S. management education grounded in a postcolonial approach and addresses calls for analysing epistemologies from the periphery.