Accreditation has become more prominent for business schools since two decades. In this paper, we explore how accreditation influences the internal and external processes of identity dynamics. First, we argue that Hatch & Schultz (2002) framework, social identity theory and the habitual routines approach offer a comprehensive theoretical framework. Second, we illustrate it with a European Management School’s accreditation failure and its management of change related to the accreditation goal. We elaborate and discuss a model titled “Identity Change through Accreditation” (ICA). Finally, we suggest some implications for managing change during accreditation as well as avenues for research.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Comment l’accréditation influence-t-elle la dynamique identitaire des écoles de gestion? / ¿Cómo influye la acreditación en la dinámica identitaria de las Escuelas de Gestión?
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|Published - 2015