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Managers Not MBAs by Henry Mintzberg

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7NEW MBAS?

Change the environment; do not try to change man.

—R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER

There are certainly people in business schools aware of many of the consequences discussed in the last four chapters. And they have promoted changes in MBA programs in recent years to deal with them. Have these changes made major differences? That is the issue to which we now turn.

The automobile you drive has had many improvements over the years, probably hundreds in the last year alone. Yet it is fundamentally a Model T, the vehicle built by the Ford Motor Company starting in 1908. It does more or less the same thing in more or less the same way, carrying a few people on rubber tires propelled by a four-cycle internal combustion engine (or else a diesel ...

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