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Beyond the trinity

For the past 50 years business schools have focused on teaching the unholy trinity of strategy, leadership and change. But Philip Glanfield, George Binney and Gerhard Wilke describe a case study that replaced the current orthodoxy with a different way of understanding organisations and those who work in them. It has become increasingly apparent that…

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Making learning closer to reality

Caroline D Ditlev-Simonsen describes how to develop a ‘reality-case’ and bring learning a step closer to reality Will studying books by famous chefs make you a great cook? Certainly it will help but to be a successful cook, kitchen experience is necessary. This might also be the case for business and management students. To succeed…

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Senior executives on the case

Case studies are hardly unusual in business education but Andreas Biagosch argues that involving senior executives with students on real issues facing their company makes them far more effective Case-based seminars have been well established in economic education for a long time. Most deal with cases concerning known business situations and they argue the issues in the case in…

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The case for accreditation

Richard McCracken describes how writing and teaching cases can contribute to business schools achieving accreditation Business school accreditation is fast becoming a hot topic as the long-established criteria used to judge and award this coveted recognition are revisited. Advocates of the case method have long believed that the many unrivalled educational and professional benefits it brings…

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The power of dreams

Building a solar-powered car and racing it on a Belgian racetrack in just 90 days seems a strange task for young students. But, say Manuel Acevedo-Jaramillo, Sara Aguilar-Barrientos and Juan Esteban Escalante, it has had a major influence on the pedagogic approach of one of Colombia’s top universities Building a solar-electric vehicle from scratch in…

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From Invention to Innovation: Atomic Intrapreneuship at Rosatom

– SILVER WINNER OF THE 2016 EXCELLENCE IN PRACTICE AWARDS – Once a mere buzzword, innovation has quickly become an integral part of business success. In the high-tech world the race for innovation has stumped many senior executives. Despite substantial investments in R&D, established companies are challenged to develop innovative products and services able to generate new value and revitalise their business.  “Technological supremacy…

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Addressing Live, Organisational Issues to Ensure Swarovski’s Future Success

– GOLD WINNER OF THE 2016 EXCELLENCE IN PRACTICE AWARDS – A collaboration between Swarovski and Ashridge has created a new Leadership Academy focused on expanding leadership capability, developing organisational agility and triggering lasting culture change and has resulted in a set of organisational interventions that address live business issues. The work has delivered deep impact…

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Exclusivity at Scale and Speed: a Microsoft-INSEAD Online Innovation

– GOLD WINNER OF THE 2016 EXCELLENCE IN PRACTICE AWARDS – Microsoft’s “Mobile First, Cloud First” strategy, adopted in 2013, presented a major professional challenge to its global sales force. As one manager explained, “It’s not just about what we sell. It’s to whom we sell. And that means a radical change in how we sell.”…

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Exploring Leadership – BG Group & Cranfield

– GOLD WINNER OF THE 2016 EXCELLENCE IN PRACTICE AWARDS – BG Group is an international gas exploration and production company recently acquired by Royal Dutch Shell. It employs about 5,000 people and operates in over 20 countries with total earnings of $2.3billion. Prior to its acquisition, BG Group was a top-15 FTSE company. The requirement With its immediate links to global geopolitical risk…

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Cultural Change on a National Scale – the NHS Leadership Academy & Alliance Manchester Business School

– GOLD WINNER OF THE 2016 EXCELLENCE IN PRACTICE AWARDS – Trying to change the culture of any large organisation is always a significant challenge. Trying to do so across a £116 billion enterprise that delivers services on a national scale is even more demanding.  Attempting to do this across the 9,000 organisations that make up the English National Health Service (NHS)…

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EFMD Excellence in Practice Awards 2016

The 2016 set of submissions was again of high quality and showed confirmation of a number of trends we have seen in the past few years: Impact-conscious It is, of course, inherent to the framework of EiP that impact is a concern throughout the cases, as this is a key differentiator for getting selected for…

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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 even those of a single sector. Such challenges call for innovative, collaborative approaches, require modifications in our management education systems and pose new research needs.…

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Case by Case

Stephanie Hussels describes how Cranfield uses case study writing as a means of integrating research, teaching, and practice on the MBA course. The Bettany Centre for Entrepreneurship at Cran eld School of Management was founded in 2006 and named after Tim Bettany, Cran eld MBA alumnus and serial entrepreneur, who endowed a Chair of Entrepreneurship at…

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A French Debut in America

French business school SKEMA is opening campuses around the world, including a unique venture on the American mainland. Pascal Vidal details the how and why. Since its creation in 2009 through the merger of CERAM Business School and Groupe ESC Lille, SKEMA Business School’s challenge has been to create a global, multi-campus, fast-growing school. Working…

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