Posts Tagged ‘diversity’

Why language matters

There is a gap between language-sensitive IB research and international management education. Philippe Lecomte calls for increased research and an interdisciplinary approach to the subject. In the past three decades there has been a growing recognition of the importance of language in international business and organisation and management studies. At the same time, however, language-sensitive…

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Refugees welcome

Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger describes how Vienna University of Economics and Business and other Austrian universities offer a wide range of activities and initiatives for refugees In the autumn of 2015, 31-year-old Adnan came to Austria with his wife and two small children, full of hope and gratitude. Adnan had completed a master’s degree in banking and financial studies in Syria and…

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Liberal Education Key to Business Success

A new form of business education that links business competences with a grounding in liberal arts and sciences is essential argues a new book. John Johnson reports. The business world is undergoing tectonic change. From tiny start-ups to megacorporations, businesses are rapidly evolving as globalisation and the information revolution continue to create massive and disruptive…

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Pressures to Conform

Peter McKiernan and David Wilson argue that business schools should stop copying each other and start rediscovering their diversity. Over the last 40 years, variety in business schools has diminished considerably. Where once there stood a rich intellectual diversity, there now sits an intellectual conformity as a result of deans being seemingly content to achieve…

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Time To Say: “Je Suis Diversity”

Global migration has introduced us to new communities and new religious practises. Edwina Pio asks how we can best reconcile them. How we handle the challenges of today will determine the future of our fragile planet and our humanity. Immigration is changing the composition and texture of workforces both nationally and globally. The world contains…

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Diversity is Dead. Long Live Diversity!

An increasing number of pundits argue that the business school sector has entered a process of homogenisation – that diversity as we know it is dying a slow and inescapable death. Ulrich Hommel examines the evidence and analyses the possible impact it may have on accreditation systems. Respecting diversity is one of the core values…

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Enhancing Talent Development and Talent Acquisition

Global Focus

Amber Wigmore Alvarez and Boris Nowalski, both at IE Business School, describe current changes to the way companies and business schools manage talent. Corporate Human Resources Officers (CHROs) should think differently about how they attract and develop talent. As we meet with CHROs worldwide, in almost every industry and sector, it is intriguing to see…

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