A decade of service-learning: A review of the field ten years after JOBE’s seminal special issue

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This article reviews developments in the field of service-learning, both in terms of general management education and business ethics specific courses, over the past 10 years. Using the 1996 Journal of Business Ethics special issue on service-learning as a benchmark, numerous accomplishments are presented and continued barriers are discussed. Finally, three issues are raised as next steps for service-learning authors and practitioners as we move forward into the next decade: (1) designing effective and sustainable university/community partnerships, (2) addressing problems stemming from the conspiracy of courtesy, and (3) optimizing the intersection between online learning and service-learning.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)811-822
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Business Ethics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2008


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