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Vol.07 Issue 02 – ’13

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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Risk Management Ante Portas

Ulrich Hommel and Anna Pastwa present the results of the EFMD Risk Management survey and argue that most business schools have just begun to look at this issue more seriously. The issue of risk is receiving increased attention in business schools. They have increasingly to rely on entrepreneurially generated funds to finance growth, to compensate…

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UN PRME and Emerging Economies

Business schools from emerging economies need to embrace UN PRME, argues Umesh Mukhi, and suggests some ways they could do it. One of the most important questions asked among management educators in the last five years has been “how can business schools change their practices?” The United Nations Principle for Responsible Education (UN PRME) initiative…

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Management in Africa

How can African business schools best serve the often unique needs of African businesses and peoples? Moustapha Mamba Guirassy gives one example from Senegal that may serve as a guide. “A human being is by nature a political animal,” said Aristotle. Antiquity believed that it is only by living in the human community that a…

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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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The Looming Leadership Gap

David Altman and Roland Smith of the Center for Creative Leadership analyse why both developed and emerging economies may well suffer a leadership gap at all levels of business. Say the word leader and it often generates an image of a charismatic person in charge or someone who sits in the “C-suite” (a corporation’s top…

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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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Giving Students the Best International Education

John Oldale explains how Canada’s University of Victoria’s business school turned the search for a more international MBA into a new type of graduate programme. In the early years of this century, the The Sardul S Gill Graduate School at the Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria in Canada was looking for ways to…

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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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Fuelling Business Growth Through Coaching and Mentoring – the Swiss Re Approach

The long-lasting financial crisis challenges the business case for corporate learning. Andrew Rutsch suggests that re-insurance group Swiss Re’s business-focused emphasis on coaching and mentoring may be one way forward. Swiss Re, the Zurich-based global re-insurance firm has achieved an impressive turnaround since the financial crisis, moving from a loss of $663 million in 2008…

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Cadres for the Common Good

The 50+20 vision has ignited a flame that illuminates a path towards the future of management education. John North and Hamid Bouchikhi describe the latest steps on the journey. With the dry winter months encroaching on large parts of sub-Saharan Africa it is not uncommon to spot and often smell wildfires or veld fires as…

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Preparing Chinese Managers for Global Leadership

As Chinese business goes global it is time to start training its managers for leadership in a global business world say Jørgen Thorsell, Justin Bridge and Fiona Gardner. In 1978 Deng Xiaoping, the reformist then leader of China, began introducing, very slowly, a market system into what was and still is in many ways a…

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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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