Posts Tagged ‘trends’

The future of business schools: shut them down or broaden our horizons?

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Ken Starkey and Howard Thomas report on a groundbreaking workshop that debated the mounting criticism of business schools and where they might go from here.   We live in turbulent and complicated times and business schools are not immune to the uncertainties that now afflict so many aspects of our social and economic lives. The…

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See the Future

Andrew Crisp outlines how business schools can plan ahead. Five years is a long time in business education. In February 2013, Professor Clayton Christensen at Harvard Business School stated: “I think higher education is just on the edge of the crevasse. Generally, universities are doing very well financially, so they don’t feel from the data…

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Achieving change in HE professional support

Professor Edward Byrne argues that professional services resources must be aligned and focused on meeting future strategic needs and describes how he has approached this issue at three world-class higher education institutes.   At King’s College London our core mission statement is “to make the world a better place”. A grand aim, indeed, and a…

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From A to Z

Corporate learning for the digital world The global technological revolution is transforming business models and the way we think about management. Is the learning and development community ready to face the changes? By Valery Katkalo, Martin Moehrle, Dmitry Volkov. We live in an era in which digital technologies are integrated into virtually all spheres of…

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Is your business school fit for the world of AI?

The impact of technology, already hugely significant, is about to become even more intense. Prabhu Guptara asks if business schools are ready. In January 2018, I started a research project to understand how business schools are responding to the new world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and to assess whether our graduates are really being prepared…

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Appropriate Civilisation versus the New Despotism

Jeremy Leggett takes a personal look at what needs to be done to avoid a potentially dangerous and depressing clash of philosophies Suddenly, believers in the possibility of a better civilisation, one rooted in increasing human co-operation and harmony, find ourselves in a world where demagogues appear able realistically to plot the polar opposite. In this…

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Casting light in the shadows

Do not be lulled by today’s strong management education market, says Johan Roos. Business schools still need to find a grander vision of hope, change and community to counter emerging shadows Business school deans are smiling and optimistic these days. Things have improved since the 2008 crisis. Applications are skyrocketing at most schools, enrolments are up and, with a few notable…

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Challenges and Opportunities in the New Business Education World

Dominique Turpin analyses the issues and forces that are buffeting business schools. The world of business education is facing its biggest opportunities and challenges in history. Four major forces are starting to shape the future of business schools over the next five, ten or 20 years. The first issue concerns public funding. This is becoming…

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Business Schools Face the Future

Globalisation and technological developments are changing the business of business schools and presenting new opportunities to innovate, says Kai Peters. A plethora of challenges are impacting globally on the management education market, including the continuing evolution of online possibilities, the emergence of new providers, the role of for-profits, changes to public funding, a turbulent economy…

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Graduate Management Education in Disruptive Times

A new book warns of troubled times ahead for business schools unless they embrace disruptive change says Rachel Edgington. In the late 1990s, Andy Grove, cofounder of chipmaker Intel, described a strategic inflection point as “an event that changes the way we think and act as a result of action taken by a company, or…

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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 to describe the landscape that business schools are operating in today. Much has been written and many conference speeches given about the impact on business…

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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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Business School Evolution: Media Insights and the Future Outlook

Gillian Goh, Michelle Lee and Howard Thomas examine the way the media has reported thebusiness school ‘industry’ over the past 20 years and what the future might hold. Over the last two decades business schools and management education have received much attention in the media – witnessed by the boom in media rankings and the…

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Managing Complexity: an Idea Whose Time Has Come

Richard Straub explains why we now need to tackle the complexity of business. We may have different visions about thefuture. Few, however, would doubt that the world has become more complex in recent decades and that it continues this journey at an accelerating and—for many of us—unsettling pace. With digitisation, the interconnectivity between people and…

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Major Disruption Ahead!

Ulrich Hommel and Christophe Lejeune discuss how technology could change the business model of business schools. Technology-enhanced learning (either in a blended or distance format) is making marked inroads in management education. Leading business schools have added online streams to their flagship programmes and the entire sector is rapidly expanding the use of e-learning tools…

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What Alumni Want

Alumni can be a great resource to help a business school’s marketing messages. But, says Andrew Crisp, they must be properly motivated to do so. As a high-flying executive in an international business with an MBA degree, what do you yearn for – reducedprice tickets to a theme park? Probably not, though that was the…

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