All posts in Vol.07 Issue 03 – ’13

The Future is Out There

Andrew Crisp reports on a major new study that explores the future challenges facing business schools. Turmoil is probably too strong a word but “uncertain” may not be strong enough […]

Preparing Leaders for Tomorrow’s Businesses

The world is changing so fundamentally that business leaders who act as if the old rules still apply will find themselves and their organisations side lined or overtaken completely. However, […]

Moving on from Rio

Last year’s Rio+20 UN summit may have been something of a disappointment but there were still some significant and positive outcomes say Anthony Buono, Jean-Christophe Carteron and Matthew Gitsham. A […]

Coping with Complexity

Personal resilience is an increasingly necessary tool to face the stress of a complex work environment. Fiona Dent and Viki Holton describe what it is and how to attain it. […]

Employers Still in Love with MBAs

Management education is increasingly valued by companies worldwide, according to the 2013 Corporate Recruiters Survey. Christophe Lejeune and Michelle Sparkman Renz report. There are huge risks to hiring someone without […]

The Disappearing Classroom

Michael Desiderio describes how new technology is knocking down the walls of the Executive MBA. Expectations of today’s business leaders are higher than ever, including the intense pressure to make […]

PhDs and DBAs: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

Laura Maguire, Elena Revilla and Angel Diaz look at the differences (and even more the similarities) between the traditional PhD programme and the newer Doctor of Business Administration. In recent […]

The IMPM Innovations and Teaching Approach

The International Masters in Practicing Management (IMPM) programme is 18 years old but continues to be seen as one the world’s most innovative senior management degree programmes. Leslie Breitner and […]

Accreditation – How to Get it Right

María Helena Jaén outlines how to make the accreditation process as pain-free and rewarding as possible. Why should our business school be accredited? Deans in developing countries often ask this […]

Walking the Talk: Managing a Management School

It is one of the oldest and most common complaints – management schools are great at giving good advice to others but themselves rarely practise the management skills they preach. […]

ACE Project Offers New Opportunities

The new EFMD-backed Alliance of Chinese and European business schools (ACE) offers increased opportunities for mutual understanding and co-operation says Martine Plompen. There is a new kid on the management […]

Soft Skills in the Business and Personal World

George Pennington provides a psychologist’s perspective on why training in soft skills is vital for business (and personal) life. In a 2008 survey the German Chamber of Commerce asked employers […]

Planting the Seeds of Change

Lea Stadtler and Gilbert Probst describe how the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange came into being and the lessons it holds. Complex societal challenges transcend the capacities of a single organisation and […]

More EQUAL than Others?

The European Quality Link (EQUAL) is one of the less wellknown bodies in which EFMD is involved but is also one of the most innovative and long-standing. Irina Sennikova explains […]