The world is not so much flat as ‘spiky’. Wolfgang Amann, Laoucine Kerbache and Nadine Burquel argue that traversing the rough terrain of the MENA region requires a lot of local knowledge There are many reasons for companies to globalise and therefore as many reasons for management development institutions to prepare graduates of all programme types for a globalising world. To…

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Emerging economies need an effective entrepreneurial ecosystem that is government-enabled, youth-led, private sector-supported and future-oriented says Sherif Kamel Entrepreneurship has, over the last decade, dominated various societies, communities and markets in both developed and emerging economies, giving growing tech-savvy and interconnected young populations around the world the potential opportunities offered by information and communication technologies (ICTs). However, innovation in general and in ICTs in particular…

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Didier Jourdan and Nassim Belbaly explain how a new Mediterranean Schools of Management Consortium will strengthen the Mediterranean region. The competitiveness of the management education market in Europe, and especially in France, leaves medium-level business schools no choice other than to follow innovative strategies to sustain their development. Given that mainstream strategy is focused on…

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Nehme Azoury explains how an historic Lebanese university has opted for a modern impact programme for its business school. In 1736, at a time when the idea of a young woman pursuing her studies was inconceivable, a Lebanese Christian community known as Maronites declared the adoption of a policy of free and compulsory education for…

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