In this special issue of ephemera, we place critique at the heart of the discussion about the future of business schools and higher education more generally. The issue reflects on this in a myriad of ways, from debates about the more-than-human entanglements through which business schools have become performative to the monstrosity of the neoliberal capitalist business models that dominate today's academia. Despite the gloomy challenges that the contributions illuminate, the issue helps us to meet these challenges by exploring potential pathways forward. As such, the issue offers an array of ideas about how we can embody and multiply the different roles that critique can, should, and to some extent already does play in troubling, re-imagining and re-directing the future of the business school.
volume 22, number 3